What is it with pervasive thoughts about people you don’t particularly care about? You already don’t want to see them in person, so how do you keep them from appearing in your mind?
In segment one of today’s show, I read a letter from a woman who can’t get her husband’s ex-wife out of her mind. How do you get rid of consistent, unwelcome thoughts like this?
How can you finally rid yourself of that one persistent thought in your mind’s eye? I have a few suggestions. In segment two, I read another email from someone I call, “Mary”. She feels “condemned” by her husband’s mom. She puts her down and emotionally abuses her every chance she can get.
No matter what Mary does, her husband’s mom won’t stop. There’s a solution to this but it may not be easy to do. It may involve some hard decisions and firm stands.
His mom is probably not going to change so it’s up to someone else to make changes happen. Your marriage is your foundation and if someone is attempting to shake or destroy that foundation, it may be time to speak up.
In segment three, I talk about the most important lessons I’ve learned from all my previous relationships and what kind of relationship I had with myself in recognizing (or not) my own dysfunction. There are some powerful relationship lessons in this segment. I hope you can learn from my mistakes!
During the close of the show, I present the perspective of looking at someone else’s life through their eyes. Have you ever wondered why someone else has a hard time with certain things but to you, it would be a piece of cake?
When you get the opportunity to stand in their shoes for a while, you might suddenly realize you’ve been misjudging them and their situation all along. My girlfriend had foot surgery recently and I’ve realized what it’s like to be a full-time caretaker.
It’s not easy. But it is educational
And I’m a lot more appreciative of what many people in this world have to go through on a regular basis. If you know a caretaker of any kind, this segment may help you relate.