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It’s tempting to approach this process with a figurative “hit list” of who is to blame for all of your life’s problems. We look to loved ones, authority figures and those who we admire the most. Your brain gives you a seemingly reasonable list as to why these people are responsible for your chaotic human experience. What you’ll quickly find in this coursework is that is that YOU are your biggest problem. You will learn to take radical personal responsibility at every turn of this work and gain a deep understanding of your role in each interaction.

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We are talking about sharing ownership of EACH half of the partnership’s emotional responses.  It can be easy to think you are merely an observer of your partner’s outburst, bad mood or attempt to hit the self-destruct button but the truth is NOT ONLY did you and do you play a large role in it … THERE is much more to be done on your behalf to show up and LEAN IN to the hard work, truth-filled conversations and temporary uncomfortability that lies ahead. I understand why we would be tempted to use someone’s emotional response as a reason to retreat, runaway, shutdown or rationalize your plan B. But THIS article is why you aren’t going to let yourself do it anymore.
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