Lawyers offices are filled with divorces that happen over many large and small misunderstandings. Anthony plunged a sword through himself, in the mistaken belief that Cleopatra wouldn't be part of his life.
How often do I find myself the object of my partner's misunderstanding, or leap to mistaken conclusions myself?
For example, I feel hurt by something my SO does, and believe I know why they did it. Typical reasons include: they don't love me as much as they say; they care more about themselves, than my feelings; they are thoughtless; and so on. I analyze what they do at times, and attach meanings they're totally unaware of.
Maybe I do this because I'm afraid to talk things out with them. I'm scared of having my feelings rejected, or belittled. Yet when I don't tell my SO how I feel, and ask them to talk with me, aren't I doing the same thing to myself - rejecting and belittling my feelings?
Just for Today
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