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The Best Stories This Week
These are the best and most popular stories on LV Development this week. Discover how you can safeguard your wellbeing and build better relationships. All while manifesting a life that is authentically your own.The most popular stories this week.
They Aren’t in Love With You Anymore
Has your partner drifted away from you? Are they disappearing emotionally, or hurting you with small fights? Although we want to hold on to the love we share forever, that’s just not the way that life works out. Even when we start our partnerships in genuine love and respect, things don’t always end in the same way. Are you experiencing a temporary blip? Or is it time to admit the truth? Your partner may be pulling away because they’re not in love with you anymore…
Dealing with Someone Who Puts You Down
As we move through life, we meet a number of people along the way. Some of these of these individuals we come to love and value dearly. Others — not so much. Are there people in your life who frustrate you or hurt you? Do they make you feel bad about the things they say to you, or the way they treat you? You don’t have to tolerate someone who puts you down. Stand up for yourself and set boundaries against those who don’t show you the respect you deserve…
Your Relationship Isn’t Worth Saving
When our relationships take a wrong turn, most of us jump into action to get things on track again. While noble, this isn’t always the best course of action — especially if we haven’t taken time to really think about where we’re at and what’s going wrong. Has your relationship fallen off a cliff of sorts? Are you trying to piece things back together, but having no luck? It may be time to admit that you need to let go. Your relationship isn’t worth repairing…
A few more of your favorites…
- As our society places more and more emphasis on the “conformed individual” we are starting to notice our intimate relationships drifting. Getting them back on track isn’t easy, but it is possible. Last week, I discussed some of the ways we can use mindfulness to improve our partnerships in the best possible ways.
- Do your relationships keep getting wrecked in the same toxic ways? If you want your future to have more peaceful love than the past, you need to be aware of the mistakes that you’re making. Cut them out and get your love back.
- Unless you were born with an extremely strong backbone, you probably hate making mistakes. It’s human. We think of our mistakes as embarassing and exposing. What if we changed the narrative, though? Recently, I discussed the reasons we should embrace our mistakes, and some of the ways they can actually benefit our lives and relationships.
Word of Advice
Each week, I answer some of the best questions submitted to me by readers from around the globe. Have a question you want answered? Let me help you with life, love, and everything in-between. Send me a question anonymously for a chance to have it answered on Medium.
Q. How do you get past the shame and guilt from your past? (via Quora)
A. It’s not easy to move on from the mistakes that we’ve made. But it’s one of the most crucial steps we can take. You won’t be able to fully embrace everything you deserve in the future if you keep holding on to the past version of yourself. In order to move on, you have to forgive yourself, take the lessons, and move on with excitement and drive.
Kickstart this process by falling in love with yourself — including the mistakes and the setbacks. We’re all human and we all get things wrong. That’s just the way life works. It’s a constant experiment with success and failure. Understand that no one in this world is perfect and that everyone has messed up in some major way at some point in their lives. This knowledge will allow you to embrace yourself and love yourself, even when you mess up. And that’s how we learn to get over the mistakes and move forward.