There is an epidemic of relationship breakdown, repeated toxic relationship patterns and pain associated with break-ups.
No matter how much we need to get out of a bad relationship, it follows us into the present if we don’t learn from the past we and can’t let go of the pain.
The sense of freedom that is felt when we leave is short lived.
And yet I am sensing change, big change, in how separating couples are wanting to heal the wounds of separation and divorce.
Kathryn Woodward Thomas coined the phrase “Conscious Uncoupling” and it rose to fame when Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced their separation and their intention to “consciously uncouple”. Another way of looking at this would be to say we are going to become unattached, not just legally and financially, but emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.
We are not going to drag each other through a toxic quagmire of hurt and pain in order to make ourselves feel better. We are going to own our own “stuff” in order to undo the ties that once held us together. By doing this we are respecting ourselves and each other.
I am working on a 7 step recovery plan to heal relationship wounds and want to share some key points to consider that form the foundation of this plan.
These 7 points form the foundation of recovery from relationship wounds.
Loving yourself and letting go of what no longer serves your ultimate purpose are the keys to a happy and healthy future and finding peace and happiness. And, of course, love.
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