I believe that relationships act as our mirrors, reflecting some parts of ourselves that we have lost connection to. Some people come into our lives specifically to ignite our process of self-remembering. For that reason, I believe that we need many different relationships, as every new person brings to our awareness a new dimension of […]Read More >>
I personally have been betraying myself since childhood. Taught to bend to the will of those on whom I felt dependent for survival, I have suppressed my nature in order to fit in. Navigating the world from masks and pretenses, I have betrayed everyone else with whom I was in relationships, whether romantic or professional. […]Read More >>
It’s easier to project our pain on others, blame them for our feelings, our discomfort, our predicament, wishing they’d change.Read More >>
Family life is not a perpetual state of bliss. But it is difficult to normalize the complexity. I still feel “wrong” when it’s not perfect sometimes. Like I did not do enough. Although I also know that I couldn’t possibly do any more.Read More >>
On August 19, 1990 I got married. I met the man who’ll become my husband in August 1988. I had just turned 22 that August. Just like my eldest daughter is now : 22. Just like my daughter now I had just finished University and moved from Boston to NYC. Just like my eldest daughter […]Read More >>
Somewhere down the line of family life we lose the “we” and become me vs you. We become two warring camps, vigilantly keeping track of who does what, always feeling like we are doing too much, and they not enough. Through the endless duties and overwhelm of family life, we lose track of why we decided to do this in the first place. Losing the sense that we are a team is the source of so much of our resentment, frustration and sadness. Awakening toward self-responsibility has helped me remember why I do what I do.Read More >>
After more than 30 years of life together—I am learning to love my husband.
I want to learn to love in such a way that the evolution in the structure of our relationship or any changes that each of us may still undergo will not kill the love.
Committed to filling my own needs, I no longer look for relationships to complete me.
I am learning to love people beyond what I can get from them, beyond my needs for safety, stability, or fear of the unknown.
Our childhood experiences and traumas play out in our adult relationships. Our attachment styles dictate how we show up in relationships and inform our core needs. Most of us relate from our mother and father wounds, bringing into our relationships old baggage: fear, woundedness, mistrust, the need to please, the absence of honest self-expression. So […]Read More >>
I was raised to believe that love from another will heal my wounds. That my husband will resolve all practical issues and love me better than my father did, like the brother I never had.Read More >>
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