"I keep going to my family hoping that they'll give me the love I've always wanted," my client cried tearfully to me. "My sponsor says it's like I'm going to the hardware store for bread. I keep trying, hoping that they'll change and that I'll find what I'm looking for from them, but I keep being disappointed."
I had never heard this expression before this client shared it with me a few years ago of "going to the hardware store for bread" but when I heard it, it was a lightbulb moment. Most, if not all of us, have this experience with some area of our lives and it most commonly tends to be within a particular relationship: we keep being let down by someone repeatedly when they may not really be the problem. We're just looking to the wrong person for what we want and that need could be better met by someone else.
When it comes to dating and trying to find a potential partner, this issue can crop up again and again and ...Read more