You actually can’t be human in a relationship without hiding something about what you do/did or who you are/were. It’s a natural instinct. Hiding is how we humans survive.
When you hear yourself complaining about one of your partner’s habits time and time again, stop and ask yourself: Why does it bother me?
One of the most important things that you can do to keep your relationship on track is taking a walk with your partner. It’s a simple activity that is amazingly therapeutic. Maybe you’re thinking, “Hey, I don’t like walking or a I can’t.” Then I’d say to you, “Walk any way you can. Maybe that means you go out for a stroll in your wheelchair with your partner pushing you.”
Sometimes we adults act like children. We can’t handle being criticized. We think we even have a right to our reactions. Well, we do, but can we catch ourselves and reframe them? Can we ultimately behave like an emotionally mature adult, admitting that we are wrong and moving forward in our relationship?
When humans are lying on their deathbeds, this is the only question that is important to them – Did I know how to love and be loved? Once basic needs are met, the greatest need is relationships. So, why do we keep striving to do everything else instead of spending time with friends, family, and […]