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When I think back, my memory is full of times that my parents thought everything I did was special and great- every story I wrote, picture I drew- I felt like all I did mattered. I felt a sucure, loved place in the world. I need to pass that on to my children, because that feeling can be hard to hold onto!
Thanks for sharing.

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2/22/08 9:36 A

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Thank you for the post. Have a wonderful weekend!
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Hello and good morning,
I don't have this book but if this is an excerpt from it, the book is wonderful. I was planning to go to the book store this weekend and I'll try to find it.
Thanks for posting.

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Separateness

Moving into wise and spiritual adulthood...

At our worst we may be alert to what we want from our partner but blind to what our own role requires. No doubt we can always find accurate criticisms of our mate. In all lasting relationships we will find the weaknesses and the unattractive sides of even the finest people. Finding them in our partner means little when our hope is for a good and successful partnership.

We each walk an individual path. No one else can take our footsteps. No one but us can live our unique life stories. That is the hard truth that adults have to face and children do not. The joys and pleasures of adult intimacy grow when we know our separateness. We will always yearn for a past childhood or for an unfulfilled dream enveloped in the generous care of loving parents with no stress and no demands. But as adults we live in an insecure world, and no partner can ever create that security for us. We move into wise and spiritual adulthood when we expect imperfection around us and develop a core of inner peace.

Describe a dream of peace and security that you keep in your memory or in your imagination.

You are reading from the book:



The More We Find In Each Other by Merle Fossum and Mavis Fossum



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