How do we get what we want– both in regular everyday existence and in our romantic relationships?
Acknowledging the potential effects my parent’s divorce has had on me has given me a sense of self-awareness that I feel I have been lacking.We are products of our upbringings, and understanding them to the fullest extent possible will help us understand ourselves, and navigate both around and within our conditioning.
Convenience doesn’t take away from the loneliness of rarely being able to spend actual face-to-face time with your favorite person in the world.
When it comes to relationships our brains kind of trick us into thinking that these physical bonds and rewards trump, so we can ignore incompatibilities in the other parts of our relationships.
Here are signs that “awesome” person is actually quite emotionally manipulative.
There are ways to approach social media post-breakup without going totally rogue and ditching it altogether. The less time we spend immersed in social networking creating distorted perceptions that everyone is happier than they are, the more we can focus on really being present in our newly-single lives.
We treat relationships, and the steps we take within them, as these linear, quantifiable entities that are meant to move forward and should be concerning if this isn’t the case. We also act as if “committed relationships” are intrinsic truths once said commitment has been made.