approaching therapy

musings as they come, and as they evolve …

half the battle

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What a metaphor, “battle.” Not what I want to think of when I think of relationships, but the phrase came to my mind when I was thinking about getting from here to there.

I think that when people finally own their experience and stop the blaming, they are halfway there.

What else is there, then?
Perhaps another eighth is giving to self (empathy), and another eighth is giving to your partner (including compassion).

And then perhaps the last quarter is actually practicing some new ways of being, like communicating directly and honestly what’s going on, when it’s going on.

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Written by David

June 5th, 2011 at 1:27 pm

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