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What do we “catch” when we are building relationships with a person whom we so want to consider our soul mate? Probably, like our smaller brothers, for something tasty. But the tastes often do not match …
Trap # 1: I want it to be like mom and dad
How did I fall into this trap? From the perspective of a 10-year-old child with an idealized perception, the relationship between parents seemed to me the most correct. More truly, I precisely believed in it. She believed that when she grows up, I will have exactly the same thing as mom and dad: my husband and I will love each other, I will command, my husband will fulfill what I decide, we will solve everyday problems together, buy in a loan is necessary things, it will go fishing on weekends, and I will arrange gatherings with friends, we will give dinner services to relatives, we will go to sea every year and much more … Continue reading
Since childhood, almost every one of us has been taught that being alone is embarrassing. To be an “old maid” is the worst thing that can happen to a woman.
It is customary for us to make fun of single women or pity them. Not an inspiring prospect, huh? For this reason, most women seek by all means to cling to a man and get the coveted stamp in their passport.
It becomes so important for us to marry at any cost that the question “for whom?” Ceases to matter. And because of this, the girls make the most terrible mistake. They begin to pretend and adapt to the interests and tastes of the man, so that he understands that she is “the same” and offered her hand and heart as quickly as possible. Continue reading
Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words … will ruin our relationship.
Have you ever put off discussing a difficult topic with your partner, because it will inevitably lead to screams and slamming the door? Have you ever said something in the middle of a conversation that unintentionally (or perhaps deliberately) angered your partner? Have you ever finished a conversation with a feeling of frustration, inaudibility, incomprehensibility? You are not alone; communication and conflict resolution is hard work. So severe that 40-50% of marriages end in divorce in the United States, according to the American Psychological Association. However, lack of communication is only part of a failed relationship. Sometimes the way you communicate (or not communicate) is a real cause of conflict. Continue reading