How often do we hear someone make the statement: You’re not listening to me! Sometimes when that phrase is uttered we shut down and go into defensive mode because we know that we definitely heard them – whatever their original request was. We marked it down, etched it into our minds somewhere amidst the clutter of our every day memories and subtle subconscious reminders. A lot of us even save conversations in order to re-read and replay that conversation in our minds in an effort to hang on to that situation months or even years down the road. Yes, we heard you – but were we really listening to them?
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It’s all too common these days for each of us to be so enwrapped in each others lives. We always know where most of our friends and family members are at any given moment thanks to the non-stop news feeds across all social media platforms. We know when our cousin arrived at the local coffee shop and which friend is going through their 5th breakup within a month. This behavior almost snuffs out the old thought of, “beware those who want to know your every move.” That used to be a clear sign that your partner – whether you just met or you have been together a few years was controlling and borderline abusive and it was time for you to cut them out of your lives. But what are some other signs that you are potentially in an abusive relationship and it is time to sever ties and move on?
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It’s late here and I wanted to put together a short and honest tidbit that I have found in my travels: Dating just doesn’t work.
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