Our emotions don’t always play by the rules our minds have agreed to.
"Just because someone doesn't feel the way you do, doesn't mean they're psycho," the author said.
When a person triggers irritation within me, they are shining a spotlight on a place of lack in my life.
Every woman has filled in this blank at some point in her life: I’m not as ______ as her.
No one can demand loyalty and fidelity; it can only grow out of trust and respect. The depth of trust, security, and intimacy can only manifest when we are both committed to ourselves and our partner, and give our love freely, never on demand.
That doesn't work out well for anybody.
In the end, I look at the pictures that my "friends" post of their children returning to school. I smile. Some comments are funny. These are of course joyful images. Images that allow people separated by distance to easily connect and share life. I suppose I am just overwhelmingly sad and jealous though
Jealousy is not a good look.
People can part amicably, they can remain friends -- without any possibility of reconciliation. In fact, maintaining a positive relationship with an ex is imperative when children are involved. If exes with kids can do it, why can't -- and shouldn't -- the young and the childless, too?