I don't need to be right all of the time and I don't need to have people around me at all times-in fact, i love to spend time alone. Is it just because people don't understand how someone could get up everyday and believe that good things will happen and bad things will happen, but it's my choice to learn from it and make the most of each experience?
Do people dislike that I could really enjoy life that much that I won't let their negativity and passivity bring me down?
The early patterns of interactions that we learned with our opposite-sex parent might lead us to the same patterns again, keeping us in our comfort zone.
So even though you may keep telling your friends that you want something different – maybe a more thoughtful partner, one who accepts you for who you are and doesn’t try to control you – you will likely still gravitate to the controlling parental figure, a personality you are familiar with and have experience handling.
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People have criticized me most of my life, telling me "you're so intense" and I used to feel really bad about it. "marked by or expressive of great zeal, energy, determination, or concentration.
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I have been told by the guy I am dating that I am 'too intense' for him, that we have different needs and expectations from a relationship.
While I appear more 'clingy', he's a little more aloof, and while I would prefer that my partner and I communicate at least everyday, he's fine if that doesn't happen.
In this age of dynamic information, there is often a strange dichotomy framing mental health.
Access to lived examples via blogs and social media means people are chipping away at stigmas every day.