I have a confession…I enjoy watching The Bachelor for pure entertainment. Although the quite ridiculous concept of one attractive man dating twenty-five beautiful women is fun to watch, there are actually some intense relationship dynamics that I can’t help but analyze! One thing I’ve noticed this season is the use of “I’m just being honest” as a way to avoid, defend, excuse, and in multiple interactions, hurt the other person.
Honesty is the best policy. I often tell clients that our goal is to open up honest dialogue, whether with a parent/child, husband/wife, or discussing conflict or other relationship challenges. That being said, honest dialogue needs some parameters for emotional safety.
I hope you have great open and honest conversations!
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Rachel Thomas, Owner, LMFT – Therapy With Heart
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