“Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of its trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse for impossibility, for it thinks all things are lawful for itself and all things are possible.” ~ Thomas A. Kempis.
We have been discussing the limbic system of the brain, emotional crime scenes and how sometimes we can’t trust what our heart is saying unless we understand some of what is stored in our brain about relationships, trauma and past hurt.
What do you do when presented with a situation where you feel in love, or at least feel unable to let go of a person? She is under your skin. She doesn’t like you as much as you like her, and you persist anyway. Your friends say to leave her. Your mother is worried about you. Your father shakes his head.
There are two people in this relationship. You (let’s call you Ryan) and your gal (let’s call her Beth). Ryan and Beth are both important. They are people with feelings, a past, past suffering and a history of some type or another that involved relationships. What advice would we offer to Ryan and Beth?