These 5 Common Relationship myths have the potential to cause us vast amounts of pain on top of life’s unexpected stresses. I thought I would share a few of those myths today and offer a suggestion about what we can do differently.
Myth five: You Should Read My Mind
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This is such a bunch of cow poo. The adult psyche eventually has to come to the realization that it can’t read minds. Understanding this allows us to grasp that we are probably wrong about what we believe, what we perceive, and what we feel regarding the actions, motives, and behaviors of our partners. Mommy appeared to mind read because we were three years old. We also once believed in Santa. We are constantly getting it wrong, but filtering that wrongness out of our conscious perception–which makes us believe that we are getting it right. The bottom line: We have to wake up to the reality that we get it wrong–a lot.