You and your partner may want to do things together as a unit, but don’t lose yourself in the process. You’ll be stumbling to find your way back. When you become a part of your partner and he/she becomes a replica of you, it won’t be easy to see a clear picture of exactly who’s who. Your thinking process vanishes and your identity disappears. Suddenly, you’ve become one and the same. You will have the same feelings and emotions, do the same things, say the same things, speak in the same manner, and act out the same way. In reality, you and your partner are different and separate people. It’s important not to compromise your own identity for someone else, not even for romantic relationships or friends. Be true to yourself, and keep the inner you intact. Taking care of self may be a challenge, but think of it as a necessity.
Know when your identity has been stripped or lost. Otherwise, you won’t recognize self. You have a life separate from your partner. No one can live it but you. Have you forgotten? You have your own identity . . .
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