Very often, clients will share with me their challenges with dating and/or relationships. They are often frustrated, discouraged, disappointed or even disillusioned. They seek some relief from their suffering. This all makes sense, but they will often reach out to friends for this relief as well. They seek support, answers, opinions, suggestions and strategies and they may even get them, but they often add to the suffering by making things more complicated; more thoughts to think, more things to consider, more internal conflict to try and deal with. The desire for the relief of discomfort is very understandable and makes perfect sense, but deep down this method rarely works because it does not go to the heart of the matter; the sometimes never-ending search for complete security.
Eric G. Schneider (c) 2019