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  • #336328

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    MissCat42

    I agree with anita.  You two have been a long distance relationship for a long time.  This does not mean you know each other that well.  I only trust a relationship if I have experienced disagreements and worked them through with my partner in a kind and satisfactorily manner.  Plus if I would need to have been through different situations, circumstances, stress, and around others with my partner in order to trust the integrity of the relationship.  I would see different behavior and the true character of the person this way.

    I see the cracks of your boyfriend’s character from this passive-agressive snarky behavior.

    Mark

    #332867

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    If someone wants to win an argument like that then for me I would not engage.  OK you win and so what?  If they contradict me then I would not even talk with them.

    You have not said how or why you need to talk to this friend(s).  You say you have to spend a lot of time with them but in what context?

    #331115

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    Felix, You seriously need advice?  What sort of advice would you give yourself?

    You feel that it is unfair that you have trauma which you attribute to the eating habit you acquired which in turn being shorter than the average height of males your age.

    You stated this in your first sentence, that you have a hard time accepting your height.  What anyone says here cannot get you to accept who you are.  Only you can do that.  Men and women can tell you that your height is OK but will you believe them?  I suspect you won’t until you accept your self.  Are you willing to take steps towards that self acceptance?

    #331113

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    How much grief?  It depends on your patience.  Do you want to give him and his grief space and time?  Or do you want to walk away?  If you need attention from him during his grief to reassure your insecurities then best walk away else have patience.

    #320215

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    Moonchild,
    I wonder why you want to stay with him?

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    #313677

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    Connie,

    This guy’s behavior sounds like he has an avoidant attachment style. “Avoidants get easily overloaded with too much intimacy and need to regain their space and autonomy by moving away. When their partner gets too close, or stay close for too long, avoidants start to pull away.”

    Look it up in learning more about it and how to deal with it.

    How long did you know him before he asked you to be his girlfriend?  How many times did you meet?

    #310515

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    Lisa,

    I sense hostility from you to me.  This feels hurtful.  If that is your intention then please refrain from that here.  I view this forum as a safe place.  Thank you.

    Mark

    #310361

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    Javairia,

    Congratulations on this epiphany of wanting to get back to your True Essence.

    I reminded about that trope, How do you eat an elephant? Answer: One spoonful at a time.

    You can start by practicing by being mindful.  This means to me is that you are aware of what is going on within and without; your thoughts, your emotions, your environment, etc. at the present moment.  For each moment’s awareness, you can choose what you want to be, what you want to do.

    For each instance, you can make a conscious decision to be a good person – whatever that means in the moment.  Life is a series of moments isn’t it?

    You seem to know or remember what that good person you want to be again so choose towards that.

    Mark

    #310359

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    Ava,

    Good for you to find that out about yourself.  You can tell him what you posted here, i.e. I realize that what I thought were romantic feelings were really my need for physical contact.  I really would like to be friends.  I hope this won’t be awkward between us for I value you as a friend.

    Mark

    #310299

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    Thank you for that compliment Alexandria.  Probably best you give me your DM app of choice and I can reach out to you.

    #310291

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    Lisa,

    What is great about this website is that we can post about anything and the community is very supportive of the poster and can weigh in with some good wisdom.  In your previous post, you said that you are almost 50 years old.    As someone of middle age, I am puzzled on your interest about your cousin friend around this particular situation.  What do you plan to do with all the opinions you solicit here?  Are you going to relay all of views to your cousin friend?  I am curious and puzzled.

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    #310289

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    Alexandria,

    Your post says that your boyfriend and you were broken up when this happened.  My understanding of what “broken up” means is that the two of you are not together which means to me that there is no relationship which means there can be no cheating.

    Am I missing something?

    Plus he was not conscious while getting felicitated and had legitimate feelings of guilt.  You can hold him to your standards of honesty but in my view, this was a non-incident during a time when you two were not in a relationship.

    I evaluate people based on their character, values and their track record of behavior.  It sounds like this man is a decent person who tries to do the right thing.  If you want to judge and distrust him based on this one non-incident then that’s your prerogative but in my opinion, you need to let that go and move on.

    Mark

    #310265

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    robert,

    You don’t think that your wife’s violent behavior is not sensed or known by your children?  They don’t have to be on the direct receiving end in order to be traumatized.

    You use your finances as an excuse to keep your wife and her lover in the same home as your family.  You assume that it is you and your children have to move out.  Why can’t you kick your wife out?  I find it interesting you did not entertain that option, again that seems like victim mentality.

    I know it is easy for me to say but you are reaching out to this community for advice, observations, suggestions, and sharing of our own experiences in order to best counsel you.

    Mark

     

    #310223

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    Kay,

    Choosing the right therapist is like choosing the right girl/boy friend.  Therapists are not all the same.  Go forth and find the right one for you.

    Good luck!

    Mark

    #310173

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    Lisa,

    It looks like you answered your own question after describing your schedule and availability.

    Mark

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