People become stressed, anxious, and depressed in relationships because, at a certain moment, they believe that they have no options. This is not true, unless you suffer from terminal illness and you have no time left. Wherever you live, whatever your occupation, alternatives exist to bad relationships.
The belief that you have no options generates massive amounts of stress
An active mind is a precious treasure that is
given to every human. If you doubt this, look at children. Their
curiosity and excitement are irrepressible. An entrepreneurial spirit is
not something you have to acquire, but your natural due. If later in
life, you find that missing, you just need to reclaim it.
are plenty of unexplored possibilities when it comes to meeting new
friends and lovers. In each case, you might need to exert effort, look
around, and experience some rejection. That's part of the price you pay
for growing as a human being.
Once we are equipped with an
entrepreneurial attitude, we should actually love it when someone calls
our dreams unrealistic. In particular, when that person adds some trite
remark, such as "in life, we cannot always get what we want." That's a
sign for us to take action.
The process of acquiring self-confidence and self-reliance
If your parts supplier expects you to
make your purchases at exorbitant prices, find a new supplier. If your
internet provider acts as though you have no choice, change providers.
If your computer repair shop informs you that they are the only experts
in that brand of computer, throw away the old computer and purchase
If your bank announces that you have no other
place to save, open accounts in three other banks. If your plumber tells
you that your have to pay too much, learn how to replace the water tabs
yourself. If a painter tells you that you can do things only his way,
hire someone else to paint your house.
The examples above apply
equally to a bad relationship or marriage. The time to step out of them
is now, even if you cannot immediately figure out where to go next. You
should make your priority number one to escape a situation that makes
you feel unappreciated and belittles your best qualities.
Do not let circumstances constrain your personal growth
about geographical constraints? Moving to another region or country to
build a new life seems so complicated that most people don't give it
much thought. Nevertheless, every year, millions of men and women go and
live in another country in search of better conditions or to break
completely with miserable past relationships.
When someone says
that you have no choice, give yourself a break. Look hard at your
situation and question why, when and how. Once you decide to replace a
failed relationship with a better future, your eyes will begin to detect
opportunities that you had never seen before.
express the view that you should be content with what you have, don't
get upset and refrain from giving a snappy reply. Useless discussions
are not going to save the day. More often than not, you will be better
off if you just nod, smile, and move on.
The world is full of
possibilities to connect with wonderful people and build great
relationships. Don't waste a minute with those that believe that there
is only one path to walk. You have better things to do.
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