If you keep going through friendships, stop, and consider what these past friends have said. Do you demand continual contact or an immediate response to your calls, texts, or emails? Do you get hurt, mad, or any other negative emotion when the person is not responding according to your expectations. Do you think “if only she would _____ then our friendship would be great.” If any of these statements are true for you, it’s vital for you to recognize that you have an unhealthy definition of friendship with unattainable expectations.
When you live with an abusive person, your attempts to draw healthy boundaries or to confront the person's "meanness" can result in further or more severe abuse. Now that we are living in isolation, the abuse can become more extreme. However, you have the power to
Our gift of unconditional love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness came in God’s gift of Jesus to us. Without God’s greatest gift of all, we would be doomed now and for eternity.
When God sent Jesus to earth to live among us, he opened His heavens to us. Jesus is the essence and access of God’s love, joy, peace, and all his other attributes in us. In Christ, we have hope, healing, love, and transforming restoration. The origin and spirit of Christmas is Christ.
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If you have realized a relationship you are currently in is primarily in the unhealthy category, it’s time to see the truth.
If you are like me, and you never learned about healthy relationships, or you didn’t have healthy role models, there's no way for you to discern unhealthy manipulation camouflaged in compliments, gifts, or continual time with the person.
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