Not everyone has the same care or compassion as we do. When you encounter an insensitive person, this is how you can protect yourself.

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by: E.B. Johnson

In this life we encounter all types of people. Some of them are lovely and bring all kinds of value and benefit to our lives. Others, however, can a bit more challenging to deal with. Negative and insensitive people can make our emotional lives extremely difficult. Their bites and barbs wound us, and can erode our self-esteem if we don’t take care to protect ourselves and our personal wellbeing.

Who are the insensitive people in your life? How does their behavior affect or derail the way in which you go about your day (and your happiness)? It’s time to be honest with yourself, and in that honesty discover better ways to protect yourself and set better boundaries. Insensitive people are everywhere. While we can never escape them fully, we can learn how to build the right walls and establish an undeniable self-confidence which can’t be denied or disrupted. …

Do you feel doubts creeping into the edge of your relationship? It could be a sign that they’re hiding something from you.

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by: E.B. Johnson

Has your relationship become plagued by sudden doubts, or a partner who seems to be avoiding you or the promises they made? When things in our relationships become rocky we become scared and, above all, confused. We might turn inward or avoid addressing the problem at all, but this leads us no closer to resolution…or happiness.

If your relationship is facing serious doubts, it’s time to admit that you might be dealing with a partner who is hiding something from you. From sneaky behavior to drastic overreactions — there are a number of ways in which we can tell whether our partners are telling us the whole story. …

Stuck in a rut that you can’t get out of? Having a hard time getting started with someone new? They may not be ready for the next step.

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by: E.B. Johnson

Life is rarely a straight road, and that includes the intimate relationships we build for ourselves. Sometimes, we fall for people who aren’t quite what we thought they were. And at other points, we fall for people who are unsure or insecure about what they want in a partner or partnership. For us to ensure our own happiness, we have to remain honest with ourselves and those we love.

Have you and the person you love hit a wall? Are you struggling to get past those first early stages, or struggling to be open with one another? All of these are signs that one (or both) of you aren’t quite ready for a relationship together. That’s not the end of the world. Rather than settling for unhappiness, we have to cultivate some self-respect and take some action in the name of our future relationships and our future joy. …

About

E.B. Johnson, NLP-MP

NLP Master Practitioner, Writer and Entrepreneur. I write about relationships, psychology and the growth mindset. Founder @ Dragr LLC. 📱: about.me/EBJohnson

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