Posts tagged healing from heartbreak
Why Unforgiving Someone Can Be More Important Than Forgiving Them

When people show you who they are, believe them the first time

- Maya Angelou

English Poet Alexander Pope wrote in his Essay on Criticism,  “to err is human, to forgive is divine”.  

Few things feel more heavenly then when someone really “gets” how they’ve hurt you. It’s easy to forgive them when they honestly apologize, make amends, and genuinely do things differently because they’ve learned the error of their way(s). Sometimes however, this doesn’t happen. Sometimes, behavioral patterns repeat, promises get made that aren’t kept, and sometimes, the one that did the hurting actually denies doing what they did.  

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The Most Important Rule You Need To Follow In All Your Relationships.

We’ve all heard of the “Golden Rule”: treat others as you would like to be treated”.

But believe it or not, it’s actually not the best strategy for negotiating intimate relationships.

Why?

Because it assumes that what your partner thinks, wants, needs, and feels is the same as what you want, need, think and feel.

The truth is, some times it is, and sometimes it not.

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