I may be tempted at times to "explain" to my partner how love and relationships are supposed to work. I may feel as if Ive done more soul searching than they have, or been in more relationships, or somehow have more experience and knowledge than they do.
Likely, if I try to do so, I may end up frustrated with their response. They may argue, or only half-listen, or become angry with me, or give me some other response I dont like.
How do I learn best? Do I learn more when I search for knowledge, or when its fed to me uninvited? And arent I the best judge of how much I can absorb at any given time?
As much as I might want to share what Ive learned with my SO, it may help me to remember that my example speaks louder than any words. As I apply my beliefs to my life and our relationship, my actions are listened to far more intently by my partner than any words I speak.
The more you say, the less people remember. - Francois de Salignac de la Mothe Fenelon
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