This is a very thought provoking article for both Men and Women. I find it challenges many of the beliefs we project on to others as to how successful their relationships are. Have you been through the Dark night with a beloved? Trust it is a natural part of deepening the relationship. Thank-you Lauri Ann Lumby for sharing your thoughts and ideas on this important topic xx
The Dark Night of a Relationship is an important stage in any long-standing, committed relationship. This is a stage that no one tells us about, neither would we believe it could happen to us as we stand doe-eyed awaiting the celebratory nuptials. The Dark Night of the Relationship is real, it is necessary and when committed and aware, some relationships will survive it. Some will not have the knowledge, patience, trust or stamina to survive. And some will find after the stage of the Dark Night that the relationship should not continue and termination or divorce is a necessary and supportive option. The following is my current best understanding of this necessary stage in a committed relationship.
1) We meet someone and fall in love. We see the other party and the relationship through the eyes of idealization. One or both parties are still carrying around with them the unhealed wounds of…
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