Aug 29, 2020 in Life Coaching
Love Him or Leave Him
"You don't get to tell people how to love you. You get to see how they are loving and then choose whether or not you want to participate."
How do I fix a marriage after cheating??
My husband of 5 years has cheated on me. I'm heartbroken. Can I fix our marriage?? Is there hope for us?? Will things get better? Please help
We both have insecurities and trust issues due to past relationships... So, there's the back and forth accusations, yelling, name calling, etc. We are both extremely jealous and have no communication skills. We love each other but sometimes Love isn't enough to make someone understand that you aren't going to hurt them. How can we help each other overcome these issues?
Am I over reacting? Am I the one in the wrong no him
Ok I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and he denied cheating on me but everything points to the opposite he's gone to spend the night with his baby moma and her kids in a hotel he rated me put to her when I called the cops on her for her vandalizing my car he would defend her when I would bring thing up about her and he has a video of her playing with her self am I wrong for being mad?
Idk what to do
My boyfriend and I have been fighting because he found some old messages that I had when we started going out, the messages are not bad the conversations where just like hi and bye kind of thing but because I told him I wasn't talking to anyone he's mad but da whole time he was still hanging out with his baby momma behind my back and he would delete all his messages to her so I wouldn't see them
Lost and confused at a crossroads
My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years now. We have had a very tumultuous relationship both of us have hurt each other very much on each parts. But he’s done a lot more wrong it has no accountability. But my question is how do you handle it because anytime I try to talk to him about anything he automatically yells at me, deflects, accuse me of cheating. How do you go about handling
How can I get my teen to confide in me
I've been trying to get my son to confide in me about why he is feeling so depressed. He is 15 years old and a very good teen but have no idea why he is so withdrawn and quiet. Please help me I cant bear to see him like this
What do I do?
I'm not sure what to do. Recently separated mom with 2 young girls and pregnant with my 3rd.
I took my son's Ipad away because I'm at my wit's end with him.
He is so addicted and doesn’t want to do anything else. Can anyone tell me whether I did the right thing or am I being too harsh?
It's 3 y I divorced and we have shared custody of 2 lovely kids. Any advice on how to make them understand that divorced parents is ok?
What should I do?
My son is acting out in school and giving people the middle finger and running around and hitting when he is restrained and he also has speech apraxia and may have ADHD
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I’ve been doing a lot of work in relationships with my clients lately. The issues they come to me with can be summed up with this:
“If he was different, I’d be happy.”
The problem with this mentality is that it gives all of your power away.
So why do we do it? Because it’s easier to blame our partner than it is to take responsibility for our own emotional well being.
Doing so would require us to ask some tough questions of ourselves and take steps either to repair the relationship or leave it altogether. Both are difficult decisions that give rise to anxiety, anger, fear, abandonment, guilt, loss, isolation, sadness, loneliness… and so on.
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Complaining about him is the easier route and sometimes, actually feels good.
Your partner isn’t perfect and neither are you. Sure, he can be frustrating and it would be a lot easier if only he were more considerate or communicative or
But he is who he is.
And it’s not your responsibility to change him. It’s your responsibility to take care of you.
Let’s break down the choices:
You can choose to love him, flaws and all. It may be frustrating at times, but when you make a conscious choice to do this, you take back control of your emotional well being. You let him off the hook and allow him to simply be – and then love him anyway. If there are deep issues, you can seek professional help you navigate through them.
My ex drove me crazy with his stubbornness. He tried his best, but I still got frustrated sometimes. In those moments, I reminded myself that I made a deliberate decision to love him despite it. My rationale was that the benefits of our relationship outweighed the frustration I was feeling in the moment. And like an anchor, it rooted me in my love, no matter how stormy the sea.
Or you can choose to leave. Ending a relationship is one of the most emotionally gruelling experiences we go through, regardless of who is the one pulling the trigger. It stands to reason then, that many people choose to stay simply to avoid the emotional shit show that comes with a break up.
But if you choose to stay, remember that you are choosing comfort over change and that it’s not his fault that you’re choosing to stay and participate.
Choice = Power
Your power is in your ability to choose.
Many of us would rather stay in the comfortable known situation, even if it’s not good for us, simply because we’re afraid of the unknown.
“Better the devil you know” is a phrase I’ve heard numerous times around this topic.
Our brains are wired to desire what is familiar, even if it’s not good for us. It doesn’t mean you’re weak or broken, it just means you have to consciously and deliberately choose the pain of temporary discomfort for your greater, long-term good.
It certainly isn’t easy, but it may be worth it.
What To Do?
If you find yourself debating this question, ask yourself what life will be like in a year or five years if things don’t change. Let that fuel your actions in the present moment. In addition to having open and honest conversations with your partner directly, you can also seek counselling together and/or separately. Ultimately this will guide your decision on whether you choose to love him- flaws and all- or leave him.
Either way, passively complaining about the situation without taking action serves no one and robs you of your power.
These choices aren’t easy. It helps to have a strong sense of self-worth and a clear vision for your future that can guide you. If you need support and guidance, please reach out to a trusted loved one or myself.