Stories like this reinforce my belief that women are resilient, need to be celebrated more publicly for others to see. I’m encouraged to see that raising kids by myself has been successfully done in generations past; I can also do it.
Ooooooh yes, dating doesn’t have to be something that we have to endure. When compared to the challenges of doing laundry and carrying loadfuls of shopping up to the apartment, these are more beneficial.
I also think that we underestimate the emotional effort involved in dating.
Thank you for pointing out how perfectionism is built…at home, in school and even in the workplace.
In my experience, it also develops when one is repeatedly not appreciated by a significant someone in their lives. It creates a belief that one is not good enough. Then, the long arduous journey to proving your abilities and…
There is such a fine line between excellence and perfectionism. Many times I have found myself on the perfectionism side because of fear, shame and strong desire to impress others.
When I think back to when this started, I found it was how I was raised. It was my parents' way or the highway and I felt love was given…
I come from the school of thought that sometimes you just must switch on the light at the end of the tunnel, or better still, you can only predict the future by actively crafting it.
Chewing on this way of thinking a bit more…
Have chewed on this post all day today…while many people are genuinely trying to do their best in not hurting you, this post didn’t cover those who continue in hurting someone even after being adviced about how their actions inflict pain on others.
Many times this is about disrespecting others or compete disregard if others feelings.
Mindfulness is a new term I’ve taken to describe single focus on the task or environment at hand.
Multitasking has been hyped so much. Yet, there has not been much examination of how much time is lost readjusting one’s mind to the different components one is managing every time the mind shifts.
When we’re on a search-and-find mission for a partner, we size each other up as coolly as business executives contemplating a merger, noting each others physical appeal, financial status, and social rank, as well as various personality traits such as kindness, creativity, and a sense of humor. With computer-like speed, we tally up each others scores…
You’ve summarised it very well…I had started looking for positives for this season of my life and I’ve started to enjoy simple things like making decisions without consulting and worrying about what he would think. This has been especially difficult because we have kids.