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“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.”
― Fred Rogers
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Relationship reminder —
People grow and develop. Relationships grow and develop too. Sometimes an old way has to end for a new one to grow and flourish.
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Mindfulness reminder —
Accepting change — endings and beginnings — is part of growth and of a peaceful path.
for more on Mindfulness, click here to visit the Pema Chodron Foundation
Recent Tumblr blog post:
It has once again come up in my office. One partner is anxious and angry about the other partner’s life choices. It’s usually about one of, or both of, two things — eating and exercise.
It typically looks like this — Partner A makes healthy eating choices and/or exercises regularly. Partner B doesn’t. This makes Partner A anxious because those choices make for a potentially shorter and less healthy life for Partner B. That shorter and less healthy life for Partner B also makes for a potentially less easy, less secure, and less happy life for Partner A.
So Partner A becomes angry at Partner B for making those choices. To Partner A they are simply and obviously bad choices. From Partner A’s point of view, they are bad for BOTH partners. Therefore Partner A feels entitled to influence Partner B’s choices.
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