Build, Don’t Break Relationships with communication

I’ve recently broke up with a very close person in my life. It seems like I replay scenarios, conversation, and interactions in my head all the time. What could I have done different? Did I not communicate? Is this my fault? Was I the one that was scared to speak? We were so close and had a bond that felt like it could span over lifetimes. Whenever we were together, I felt alive. I felt that he ignited within me so much fire for life. Over the past month, my best friend and I have stopped talking. I know and feel that there was so much love between us, but it’s gone now and it’s sad. I would accuse him that he would not communicate with me properly, but was it me who didn’t communicate properly?

I am humble enough to know that it takes two to tango. I am humble enough to know that it takes two to be in a relationship. What did I do wrong? What didn’t I say? What could I have done to make it work? I’m so sorry.

To be honest, I could try to point fingers and blame people, but I take this one on me. I want to learn from this experience. I have room for improvement and I’m not perfect. How can I communicate? How can I express myself effectively? How can I build a relationship with communication?

One thing I learned is that proper communication can make a big difference. I hope to grow and learn. I hope to figure out how to speak from my heart and express my feelings.

HAPPY GAY PRIDE 2020

Pride Month is so important because it marks the start of huge change within the LGBT+ community, as well as the wider societal implications. Although attitudes and injustice still remain, we have come a long way since the riots of 1969 and by continuing in this long standing tradition we continue to raise awareness, improve the attitudes of society and encourage inclusiveness. #Pride2020

Drapetomania: A Slave Born In Freedom

STUCK IN ISOLATION: THOUGHTS OF AN ISOLATED MIND

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As a child, while I attended middle school, a teacher made a comment in passing that ended up being a seed planted in fresh soil.  She made the remark, “Everyone is born free, but can be slaves to their own minds.”  As those words left her lips, my mind had already begun to ponder on what she had meant by her statement.  Now, I brought up that old teacher’s comment because here I am, 14 years since that middle school day, and I am still applying that statement to some life situations.  At times I have to ask myself, “Am I really trapped by my current problems, or am I being a slave to my own mind?”

As I have grown to learn how to become a righteous adult, I have learned that, even though we may get into these difficult and dangerous situations ourselves, there is no problem that can hold a person down forever.  We…

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