I was advised NOT to be in a romantic relationship for at LEAST a year into recovery

Keywords: recovery , anorexia , bible , catholic , christianity , faith , family , fitness , god , healing , jesus , life , love , prayer

I finally understand now, why. Because I had to have a total and complete control over taking care of myself, my needs, my recovery, my self worth. I needed to be airtight, steady, totally and completely bulletproof to any lingering “ED issues” before I could invite someone else into my heart and relinquish control over many of those emotional areas.

https://beautybeyondbones.com/2021/03/25/making-room-in-my-heart-for-love

Honor those relationships [with the people I cared most about] with respect, honesty, loyalty, trustworthiness

Keywords: recovery , anorexia , bible , catholic , christianity , eating disorder , faith , family , fitness , god , jesus , life , love , mental health

And admitting wrongs and making amends when we fall short and hurt those people in ways big or small, no matter how humbling that may be.

https://beautybeyondbones.com/2020/09/28/making-amends

It’s a red flag for me when someone is not inclined to maintain relationships with their former lovers

Keywords: philosophy , breaking up , ethical non monogamy , exes , friendship , polyamory , relationship anarchy , relationships , transition

It certainly doesn’t bode well for us, considering that most romantic/sexual relationships end.

https://polywithabigheart.com/2020/08/03/friends-with-my-exes

Your intimate relationship with yourself is extremely important and should be nurtured prior to nurturing other relationships

Keywords: philosophy , friendships , intimacy , love , relationships

Intimacy offers a way for humans to connect authentically, and our authentic selves should not be limited to experiencing intimacy with a sole romantic partner. Expecting one relationship to fulfill every type of intimacy we crave is the emotional manifestation of putting all of our intimacy eggs in one basket. Developing intimacy in every relationship we have, beginning with ourselves, can fulfill our needs and desires in a way that doesn’t place responsibility for intimacy solely on our romantic partners.

https://bambooandbananas.org/a-lesson-on-intimacy

In real life there’s no narrator in the background telling us what the other person is thinking, or what our next move should be

Keywords: anger , argue , argument , audience , bollywood , confrontation , emotion , emotional , family , film , friends , friendship , frustration , hollywood , life , listen , love , movies , negative , negativity , people , positive , relationships

I guess what I’m trying to say is, let’s just stick to watching movies as a means of escapism…nothing more!

https://sauj4.com/2020/05/11/confrontation-in-real-life-isnt-like-the-movies