If you rely on someone else for your happiness, if they leave or can’t give you the happiness to your liking, then you’re out of luck

Keywords: life advice , love yourself

While having a loving partner is a great feeling in the world, if you don’t have any love for yourself you kind of have a bit of a hole where that love should be. Having that hole can really put a damper on your life in times of trouble.

https://shortstuffblog.com/2021/02/love-yourself-before-someone-else

What if the goal is not to agree, but instead to see and be seen?

Keywords: covid 19 , archives , conflict , connection , conversation , couple , couples , featured , feelings , marriage , relationship , relationship tips , relationships , repair , understanding

What really helps us stay relationally connected is to experience being seen and heard, while also being accepted. This stimulates coherence in the limbic system – the emotional and attachment parts of our brains. In other words, when we’re aware that our inner reality is mirrored, known, and welcomed, it deepens our sense of belonging and security.

https://www.gottman.com/blog/what-to-do-when-you-disagree

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

Not everyone who is a friend listens; but anyone who listens to you intently when you’re in a conversation with them, is a friend

Keywords: personal growth , relationships

When you’re in a conversation with someone that matters to you, you can’t be all over the place doing several different things while they are talking to you. Would you want them to do this when you’re talking to them? You want to have their focused attention, don’t you?

https://barbaraannwilliams.com/listening-requires-focused-attention

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