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Do You Like You?

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Do You Like You?

Do I like myself?

Do I like myself in this relationship?

Two very similar questions, but at the same time, very different.

I remember being in relationships and looking in the mirror only to think “who is this person?” I could barely recognize my own reflection because at times my behavior was the anti-thesis of who I am and who I wanted to be.  It had gotten to a point in one relationship that I could not believe who I had become.  I was this woman putting up with behavior from my partner that I would go screaming  into the night if any of my friends would do this in their lives.

I liked myself, but I did not like myself in this relationship. I did not like the person who I had become and most especially that I could not seem to control my reactions to his “bad” behavior.

After hours, actually months, of therapy, I realized that if I was going to come out of this even half alive and the person that I knew myself to be, that I had to figure a way out of this dysfunctional abyss.  It was a matter of my mental sanity that I embarked on a vigorous journey of self introspection to understand why I was in a relationship with someone that brought out the worst in me instead of the best in me.

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Liz Dawn Donahue

Liz Dawn Donahue was recently married after years of dating. She is the CEO of Mishka Productions whose signature event Celebrate Your Life, brings together people from all over the world to assist in raising the consciousness of the planet. CelebrateYourLife.ORG

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1:59AM PDT on Apr 24, 2014

Thank you :)

9:10PM PDT on Mar 31, 2014

I like me being the guy who always get tasks done by outsourcing. I get some help me write a thesis online when I have these kind of assignments. With that, I remain to be what I am and what I love to do.

4:33PM PST on Dec 26, 2013

Thanks for Sharing.

11:49AM PDT on Sep 25, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

11:47AM PDT on Sep 25, 2013

Sometimes you can stay in relationships as you heal, depending on how much of your better characteristics come out and of course, there's no abuse. In my opinion, constantly breaking up and starting new relationships may just cause a train of destruction, and a lot of darker tendencies may be able to stay underground when you're single, leading you to deceptively believe that you've remedied them. So sometimes, in certain cases, staying may be the better option as long as you and your partner feel the benefits are worth it.

7:15PM PDT on Aug 10, 2013

Yes, I like me. I like all of me.

But that does NOT mean I am satisfied with me.

I'm into evolution.....spiritual evolution.

Aren't you?

LOL

12:44PM PDT on Jul 3, 2013

important question

11:16PM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

Some relationships are toxic.

1:10PM PDT on May 17, 2012

thanks for sharing

8:13AM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

Interesting assessment tool when applied to all relationships for identifying the healthy vs. unhealthy

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