In every close relationship there is the potential for being misunderstood, dismissed, or scolded. When those moments occur, it is common to respond with defensiveness or anger. As an alternative, though, you could learn to adjust your thoughts in a manner that would allow self-directed trust to guide your responses. In this episode we will explore how inner trust leads to calm reactions.
Why is it difficult or unnatural to respond to an unfair confrontation with calm self-trust?
Once an extra-marital affair is exposed, emotions become erratic and communications can be difficult. Because of the sensitivity of the situation, reason needs to be applied. This podcast gives an overview of twelve areas that need to be addressed so the people involved will have the highest potential of responding to this marital intrusion as constructively as possible.
Something to Think about:
Responding to an emotionally loaded situation with no plan in place will only increase frayed feelings.
A broad array of topics need to be explored so individuals and couples can move forward with confidence that growth can happen in the aftermath of an affair.
Once an affair has happened, the couple faces a fork in the road, with one possibility leading to further disruption and the other leading to maturation.
Let’s Talk Question:
As you face the prospect of responding to an extra-marital affair, what are the top issues that you feel need to be examined most carefully?
You can tell much about a person’s character by observing how they manage the seemingly small matters in relationships. You cannot expect people to be at their best in difficult moments when they give low priority to goodness in mundane incidents. This episode will highlight the good that develops when individuals develop a habit of goodness in small relational episodes.
What impact do you feel when you are a part of a random act of kindness?
Many people allow events and circumstances to bring out qualities that run counter to what they want to be. This implies that others are setting their pace for them. In this podcast we will look at the alternative of you establishing who you want to be even when it means not going along with the prevailing mood.
When are you most susceptible (at home, in public, with extended family) to letting someone else set your pace? Why do you suppose that happens?
When individuals act impatiently they are so intent on pushing events to the finish line that they actually make the task all the more difficult. Living with balanced patience might feel like you are taking a slower path, yet the results can be much more satisfactory and timely. In this episode we will discuss the ingredients that go into the making of a patient manner of relating.
What adjustments will you need to make so patience can be a more consistent trait in your relationships?