Category: Transformation

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Modern Love

I have a friend that has been in emotional distress for months on end. He had come to love a woman, but the relationship was not to be. His distress is not just the heartbreak of a lost love, but the loss of what he believed to be “the One.” Now this women showed some major character flaws during the relationship. I’m talking deal-breakers here, like lying and cheating. I’d think these characteristics would have quieted such a burning love. I love my friend for his depth of feeling but wonder, what the hell? It seems to me that the...

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Denial

I mentioned writing about denial ages ago but have been busy with procrastination. I was reminded of this the other night while having an argument with my son. He clicked on the x-box at 11:00 pm. We didn’t really argue, I just stared him down with the crazy-Mom-face until he turned the TV off. After that he launched into his rationalization. I knew what was coming but gave him a few minutes. He said, “You came in at 10:42 and said it was almost 11:00! You didn’t say anything about going to bed!” Aye Yai Yai. I couldn’t help myself....

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Reaching the Heart

I had a therapist tell me one time, “Your instincts are spot on, why do you disregard them?” I was walking in circles in a parking lot waiting to pick my son up from an event when I called her. I was upset at the actions of someone I had let in my life. I was being a friend to this person but ignoring the red flag of not being given the same type of courtesy. Yes, that is the issue. There were red flags. I knew there were character flaws present. More than once this gal had bullied through...