Derrick Jaxn was a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
This relationship gave me plenty of reasons to show up.
Neither has a stake in protecting the other. There are no rules to their relationship. We are essentially watching a power struggle.
If you are looking for something that might end in marriage, you aren’t likely to walk down the aisle with a serial monogamist.
A year of no vacations, no events and nothing to anticipate has worn me down in ways I didn’t expect.
It’s bad enough to lose the connection to your culture of origin, but to not even know the history of your people in your own country?
You have to value your mental and physical health.
The goal of being honest in your relationship isn’t to end up with a fairytale.
We are still enduring a collective trauma and there is no confirmed end in sight.
People who are emotionally shut down find it difficult to meet your emotions because they refuse to meet their own.
I think we were all healed by seeing that having a deeper conversation can lead to reconciliation when both are ready and accepting.
And, why they aren’t exclusive to one gender.
Perhaps we are a nation of children who weren’t allowed to cry.
This time has identified leaders where they didn’t exist before and that is something that upheaval often reveals.
“The Social Dilemma” and “The Vow” both forced me to consider how vulnerable we all are and how damaging it can be when left unchecked.
If they are shared passive-aggressively to condemn the actions of your partner, there can be a price to pay.