There’s a lot of relationship advice out there.
The modern spiritual and self-help communities in particular seem to have come to a recent consensus about what constitutes empowerment in relationships, and a few common recommendations have emerged to reflect it.
This would all be well and good -- of course we want to help one another find strength and peace with other people -- except for the fact that these popular pieces of advice are all myths.
Almost completely so.
Like any good myth, they’re enticing. They sound good. They make us feel strong, and relieved. We feel better the moment we enact them, and maybe even for some time after. Plus, they’re easy to understand and quickly, confidently execute the courses of action they recommend.
So what’s the big deal?Read More