Have you ever made a mistake? … Me too. Lots of them.
Nobody’s perfect, and we all know it. So why do we get so bent out of shape when the person we care about the most says or does something to upset us? Every couple has their good days and bad days … good times and bad times.
It’s not what happens, it’s how you deal with what happens that makes all the difference.
When you’ve been hurt, what do you do? Do you get quiet and sulk – keeping how you feel locked up inside? Do you get angry and yell – blaming and shouting your pain for the world to hear? Or perhaps you try to ignore it – hoping it will somehow magically disappear.
Stuff happens. Ignoring it, blaming others for the way you feel, or running away from whatever it is, might make you feel better for a little while, but probably isn’t the best solution in the long run.
A long lasting relationship requires communication. Opening up and expressing how you feel is often the most difficult thing for people to do. Most of us weren’t raised to be honest with our feelings. Sometimes we might not even know how to express what it is that we’re experiencing.
“I’m hurt.” “I’m afraid.” “I’m sad.” “I’m upset.”
Whatever it is, talk about it. If you’re in a relationship where expressing your feelings – good, bad, or indifferent – isn’t possible … that’s a problem.
Nobody’s perfect. We all make mistakes. When you’re in a relationship where you are able to honestly express your pain and your joy, your ups and your downs … that’s when you know you’re in a relationship that’s PERFECT for you.
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