When we can really be anchored and rooted in this love that exists within us, then we’re not dependent on this other person, fearfully holding them to be responsible for a love that actually we can only ever find and access from within us.
Abusers nearly always refuse responsibility and instead claim they are victims.
Defense mechanisms work by changing the way we feel or interpret a situation. But they do not change reality.
Lovers also have inflated ego, which can make it hard to come to a consensus. If you think your opinion is right (and of course you do), then why should you listen to your spouse’s foolish idea?
While you can’t always control the circumstances or even know for sure how you will react in a situation, there are aspects of the dying process that you and your family can plan for.
Deceiving and manipulating us to get what they want, covert aggressors very actively try to control other people.
Recognizing these tricks can help keep you from being ambushed.
Many of us were indoctrinated into organized religion before we were old enough to make our own choices, but despite years of dedication, once we begin to wake-up and question this foundation, the journey out of religion begins.