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Divorce Bitterness

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When bad marriages end, one of both of the couples can spill the beans on what went wrong and it can be more unpleasant and shocking than one can imagine.

The dirty linen being washed in public as part of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s divorce where accusations have been flying thick and fast is a reflection of how a relationship can breakdown.

If someone is going through a tough marriage and needs a breath of fresh air, It is important to make a list of why you first got into the relationship. What were the things you appreciated about your partner when you first got together? It is almost impossible to have all your likes and dislikes be the same. 

On a fresh page, make a list of things you appreciate about yourself – what you like to do. Example: You like to dance, or laugh, or that you are responsible. Make a list of 10 things you like about yourself. 

Now on another page make a list of 10 things you like about your partner. Example: Their sense of humor, their dressing sense, the way they talk, their compassion,  their bank balance, or whatever you like about them. 

Now it is important for you to find a correlation between things you like and things they like or provide. You may not connect with all their characteristics but the more you focus and be grateful for the things you like about them – your relationship is bound to get better.

Read the full story that first appeared in Deccan Chronicle dated May 10, 2022 here:

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