Nearly all of us have been in a bad relationship or two. Then, once we get out of that toxic relationship and get over the heartache, we look back and wonder, “What on Earth was I thinking?”
In the beginning…there was Adam and Eve? Okay. Maybe, but seriously…my guess is that in the beginning things were probably a whole lot simpler than they are now. It’s likely that dating is tougher now than it used to be for a number of reasons.
One might argue that it’s actually love, not money, that makes the world go ‘round. If you really think about it, almost everything we do can somehow be associated with our innate drive to find a mate – including our drive to accrue more money.
Growing up my own mother used to repeat the simple words, “Know thyself, sweetheart, know thyself.” At the time I took these words for granted, and due to a complete lack of life experience, maturity, and wisdom, I brushed them off thinking to myself, “Well, of course I know myself, Mom!
You are in a relationship (maybe you have been for awhile now), and you have been feeling neglected by your partner lately. He or she has been working long hours, going out with friends, and has generally seemed disengaged to you.
At heart, we are all strategists. It’s not our fault, after all, we are hard-wired to survive, and without our ability to learn and our tendency to want to control our environment (i.e., manipulate), surely we would perish.