By Johanna Lyman for GalTime.com
Our romantic relationships help us see all aspects of our personalities. All of our relationships do this, but romantic relationships do it in the most intense way. Romantic partners are mirrors, reflecting back parts of your personality that you may or many not want to look at. Romantic relationships offer the opportunity to heal wounded parts of yourself. Any conflict you have, especially if it's a conflict that comes back repeatedly, is showing you where you have a wounded part of yourself that wants to be healed. Romantic relationships also show us parts of our personality that we may have suppressed because we learned as a child that those qualities were undesirable.
They show us the good, as in when you're initially attracted to a person. Their good qualities exist somewhere inside you, even if you don't act them out. You don't have the ability to appreciate a quality in another person unless you possess that quality yourself and it's importantRead More »from Good, Bad and Ugly- What Our Relationships Teach Us About Ourselves