We have trouble understanding each other.
Many think that the world is harder on us them than it is on others, but is it really?
We all have our own burdens to carry, they are just different for each person.
We all come from different places, have had different upbringings, by different parents, in different settings. We have different educations, experiences, traumas, lifestyle, dream, and desires.
Let's see if we can find some common ground.
Cheating is rarely just about sex. In fact, there are studies that suggest that cheating for sexual gratification alone is responsible for less than 20% of the cases.
An affair is rarely the actual problem; it is usually the symptom of the problem.
Infidelity is a complicated and difficult subject to deal with in a relationship, and the best way to prevent a problem is to first understand what is happening and then to develop our skills in the areas that lead to it happening.
Being “conscious” in our relationships is a major step.
Most people ask the question “Can men and women just be friends”. The answer to that question is an easy “YES, of course they can”.
But the question is flawed. The question should really be “Do my partner and I have the security in our relationship and the emotional tools necessary to successfully maintain friends of the opposite sex (or the sex you are attracted to)?
It’s less about whether or not they can exist and how they impact relationships in general, it’s more about how these friendships may impact OUR relationship.
It’s about the jealousy that develops because of insecurity, and the feelings of disrespect that occurs when a friendship is handled poorly.
How often have you heard "relationships require sacrifice" or something close to that? Do they really?
When we look up the definition of sacrifice in the dictionary, what do we find? We will see words like "Giving up something valuable," "Killing," "Losing," "Destroying," "Surrendering.“
Should these words be part of our relationships?
Maybe there's a better word and a better way.
We spend a lot of energy looking for shortcuts to save time, and sure, those shortcuts add up. But when we look back, our biggest time regrets
aren't spending too much time on Twitter or mismanaging our daily tasks.
Life is full of choices, and many of them come with uncertainty. We can never know what might have been if we had chosen differently.
No life will ever be completely clear of opportunity for regret, but some regrets are more fundamental, greater in scope. They tend not to focus on a single moment or area, but how life is lived.
This event helps us to take a look at what we are doing right and to identify a few of the things we might want to start doing so that we don’t have regrets later on!
Emotional abuse is one of the hardest forms of abuse to both understand and recognize. It can be subtle and insidious or overt and manipulative.
It chips away at our self-esteem and has us doubting our own perceptions and reality. The underlying goal in emotional abuse is to control us by discrediting, isolating, and silencing.
So what does it mean to be emotionally/psychologically abused? How does it manifest in our relationships and who are the perpetrators?
Let’s examine what emotional abuse really is and explore some ways to see if we can stop it!