This is Part 3 of the Dating Again series (Part 1 and Part 2). Unhealthy, dysfunctional and/or abusive relationships are often characterized by highs and lows, emotional intensity, hyper-arousal (i.e., the fight, flight or freeze response) and feelings of emptiness, numbness and worthlessness. In this video, I explain the necessity of learning to appreciate calmness, stability, predictability, a consistent sense of well-being and emotional security, or the mundane. Healthy relationships aren’t emotional roller coasters. Healthier partners don’t activate childhood feelings of worthlessness and feeling separate from humanity.
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