When the Arguing Ends and You’re Left with a Grudging Tolerance

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When the Arguing Ends and You’re Left with a Grudging Tolerance

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When the Arguing Ends and You’re Left with a Grudging Tolerance

 “A grudging tolerance of thoughts and feelings is better than an outright struggle, but it leaves you feeling stuck and somewhat helpless. It’s a sense more of resignation than of acceptance, of entrapment rather than freedom, of being stuck rather than moving forward.”  Russ Harris, The Happiness Trap

 

“This is me. This is my marriage. Grudging tolerance….and stuck.”

My client, who I’ll refer to as Susan, sent me those words in a text.

The weight of her message hit me square in the heart.

Susan and her husband used to fight.

They had brutal fights.

He didn’t like it when ...continue reading...

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