Relationships are fascinating, awesome and exciting. However, they can be stressful when we do not understand the process. In early childhood, a child begins to form concepts of the people they want to spend time with. As the child moves into puberty, their concept broadens with more evolved ideas of friendship and what they want out of life, especially in relationships.
When we enter the realm of relationships, we imagine/dream of the person we wish to engage in a deeper more intimate relationship, based on our earlier experiences and societal images. The concept that we need to look for someone to be our other half, provides the biggest clue as to why relationships can be stressful. For example, if a person has issues around money, they may unconsciously look for someone who they think will be able to provide a stable financial base for them, yet not recognise their hidden agenda. Continue reading What About Me?