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Jan 24, 2012 3

How to Dignify Your Relationship Daily

Posted In: Guest Posts, Love, Relationship Advice Articles
Cupid's Pulse Article: How to Dignify Your Relationship Daily
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By Donna Hicks, Ph.D.

Why we can so quickly get into an argument with the one we love?  What is it about intimate relationships that leave us all vulnerable to lashing out against the person we care about the most?  Does it have something to do with dignity?

One of the common desires we all share as human beings is to be treated well.  We all want to be seen, heard, acknowledged and understood.  In short, we want our worth recognized, no matter what kind of relationship we are in.  This desire becomes even stronger when our connection involves romance.  We have a hair-trigger sensitivity to when we are dismissed, ignored, criticized, judged or treated badly by our partners.  Add to it that the reactions we have to these insults to our dignity usually happen behind closed doors, and out of the public eye.  As a result, the worst part of us can appear in a matter of seconds.

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