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Things That Tell You This Is The Person You’re Going To Marry

Things That Tell You This Is The Person You’re Going To Marry

We have all been in relationships we were not sure about. We were uncertain of the outcomes and eventualities. Yet, we were driven on possibilities and optimism. When you have met the one who you are meant to marry, you let go and stop asking “what if.” Rather you are willing to enjoy every moment with this person. It is important to pay attention to certain little things that can serve as indications to knowing that this is the person you are going to marry.

1. They appreciate being with your friends and family

They are comfortable with your friends and your family members. They will inquire about them and are interested in them.

2. There is always something new to discover when you are with them

There is something adventurous and worth learning when you are with them. Things that you have done with them in the past bring newer meanings anytime you do them again with him/her. The more time you spend with them, the more discoveries about yourself you make.

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3. They are your favorite friend

Of course, you spend time with other people. But when you are with him/her there is this chemistry that makes you realize that they are your best teammate. You don’t feel out of place with him/her and you can share almost anything with them.

4. You can tell them anything

There are no secrets or boundaries between you two. You can tell them anything and be absolutely honest with them.

5. You feel obligated to this person and the person feels the same way to you

You want to love and be there for this person regardless of the circumstances or challenges attached to your relationship. Even when you feel they can completely handle themselves, you still feel you owe it to them to show your sincere support to their progress.

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6. You always want to be around this person

You don’t get sick and tired of this person. You find yourself missing this person and they feeling the same for you. Somehow, you want to be involved in what is going on in their life, and want them to be involved in yours.

7. You disagree but you know how to get through it

Arguments happen in every relationship. But the issue is how you deal with disputes. With this person, you have healthy disagreements and you are willing to find a way through your differences. Whatever name calling or unfair remarks you have made always dissipate at some point when you are both willing to put in the effort to settle and cool down.

8. You are okay with each other’s flaws

You understand each other and can deal with each other’s flaws. The thing is that you have both been able to accept each other for your flaws. You do not try to change others, rather you appreciate and can live with your unique quirks.

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9. They make you a better person

They are there for you when you feel low and experience self-doubt. They want you to become a better person. Through patience and kindness they are able to drive you towards reaching higher goals in your life and becoming a better person.

10. You are not afraid of anything

Commitment and dedication to this person doesn’t scare you or make you feel insecure. Rather you want to be for this person and give everything to this person and the person feels exactly the same for you. Thus you are trusting and the person trusts you also.

11. They respect you

They respect your opinion, views and beliefs. Whether it is political, religious, spiritual or ethical, knows where you stand on certain issues and the person is willing to respect your decisions. Even when you need your space and need some time to be with yourself, they will gladly oblige to offering you that space you need.

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Last Updated on February 25, 2020

5 Rules for Overcoming Adversity and Emotional Pain

5 Rules for Overcoming Adversity and Emotional Pain

“Some people choose to see the ugliness in this world, the disarray. I choose to see the beauty. To believe there is an order to our days. A purpose.” – from the popular show, “Westworld”

It’s different for us all. My personal quest for purpose began with five stages of grief and one startling realization that everything’s endlessly fragile. Adversity, as it happens by rule, found me terribly unprepared, so I decided to take my time. Today, I can honestly say that I’ve grown.

Ugliness and beauty, good and evil, pain and laughter – everything in the universe consists of two forces that are opposing but complementary. In the face of difficulty, that is the only mantra you need.

Here’s how I learned it and why you should too, with five simple rules.

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1. Embrace the Complexity

Quite insidiously, adversities come in all shapes and sizes. Paralyzing physical disabilities, mind-wracking mental problems, ruthless emotional havocs, all leading to the same painful acknowledgement: all the beauty in the world cannot possibly make up for the ugliness that surrounds us. Shattered to pieces, helpless and bare naked, we sit in our therapy chairs, apologizing for being so negative.

Eventually, what it all comes down to is the nature of negative emotion. Our positives overshadow our negatives, thus wrongly teaching us that the road to well-being is paved with nothing but positive feelings and thoughts. How utterly wrong!

“If you’re not failing every now and then, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything innovative”, Woody Allen said.

It’s a classic “learn from your mistakes” rule, but in this case, it implies growing from negative experiences. Make peace with your negativities and embrace beauty and ugliness alike! Accepting this marvellously complex world just as it is will allow you to find purpose in adversity and meaning in misery.

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2. Find Balance, Regain Control

Still, accepting adversity is only the first step toward eventual victory. One can endure only so much trauma in life; if we’re not prepared to deal with difficulties in a productive way, even the minor setbacks can get us off track. Our strengths come from learning, and the best way to learn is through a series of trials and errors. Just like phases of grief or stages of drug addiction, adversities suggest a disabling loss of control, so find your way to regain it.

Some call it the coping mechanism; for others, it’s a spiritual will. However you choose to name yours, know that not all supporting systems are equally beneficial, though each is effective in its own way. Escapism was mine, but it only helped me retain the illusion of beauty. It wasn’t until I opened up toward the ugliness and accepted the naked truth that I was finally free. Whether you choose to dwell in art, religion and spiritualism, thus feeding your resilience from within or to reach out to others for help, choose wisely.

Whatever the means, the second rule is a golden one: find your inner balance and stick to it. Eventually, it will lead you out of the vicious circle.

3. Fight with Patience

My bargaining turned in depression with a single touch. Fearless and free, my dance instructor timidly put her hands on my shoulders and I realized, for the first time, just how tense, stiff and cloistered I was. And just like that, I started letting go. Adversities have their sneaky ways, but in my experience, becoming aware is what hurts the worst. It took me a year to recover from this little moment of self-discovery, and I know remember it as the edge of the rabbit hole.

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Some sufferings are impossible to console; I know that now. The only way to get through is to, well, get through. Depression and despair are only the beginning of the excruciatingly unnerving process that ravages the mind and shrivels the soul, and once they strike, there is no easy way back. So, fight them with patience. When your head starts spinning and your feet lose ground, go to your happy place. Over there, you’ll be reminded that nothing is forever, not even our little existential psychosis.

Take a deep breath and say “om”. When things cannot be combated, they have to be endured, so practice patience and learn to let go. Finally, keep repeating to yourself that this too shall pass.

4. Keep Swimming

Nothing is impossible, in the end. Your negative thoughts will gently pour into your positive ones, just as two streams come together to become a river. In the event of the inevitable disaster, one can only be as calm as still water. Suffering teaches patience, and the latter gives rise to flexibility. Ultimately, what is life than a series of unfortunate events and a handful of bright moments in between? If adversities are impossible to avoid, than learn to glide through as smoothly and patiently as water does with rocks.

Even if spirituality isn’t exactly your cup of tea, you have to admit that this is one solid metaphor. Staying adaptable in the face of change will soothe your panic attacks and keep you sane and sober-blooded. Even if you fail, you’ll know exactly how to breathe and face what’s in front of you once it eventually strikes again. Stay calm and visualize a better tomorrow; if anything else, it will give you strength to dive deep and weather the storm. And, in case there’s somebody’s hand to reach out to, grab it firmly and don’t let go.

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Being flexible against adversities takes a lot of learning, just as staying brave demands a lot of courage. It’s a long, arduous step-by-step routine, and you can reach the end only by swimming on. Persist, even when you fall.

5. Never Stop Searching for Inspiration

And, if it’s a guidance you need, where else to seek it than in experiences of others? Find it in art, in people around you, in chance encounters. The pure beauty of perseverance can be discovered where you expect it the least, so never stop searching for inspiration. If self-help literature soothes your pains and clears your mind, don’t let cynics discourage you. Your path toward reconciliation is nobody’s but yours to choose.

Ever heard of Nick Vujicic? Or Nando Parado? Inspiring people sound their yawps over the roofs of the world, sometimes voiceless, sometimes limbless, sometimes both. Born without arms, Jessica Cox became the most unusual certified pilot in the world, and you can rarely see her without a smile on her face. If you’ve already ripped all of your bucket lists and said goodbye to your dreams and plans, meet Sean Swarner, who’s officially became the first cancer survivor to climb Mount Everest. The stories just go on.

Make your own guidebook! Pen down your positive thoughts, cover your walls with quotes and devise your personal mantras. Whenever things get hard, they’ll be there to remind you of what you need to do. It’s the simplest of all life hacks, and one of the most effective ones.

Find beauty in the world, but never stay blind for its ugliness. However daunting, adversities and emotional pain challenge our inner strength, thus making us resilient and allowing us to grow. As soon as you recognize them as the wind in your sails instead of the devastating storm, the purpose will become simple and clear.

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