Dr. Seth Meyers, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Seth Meyers, Clinical Psychologist

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Couples: What Goes on Behind Closed Doors

Yesterday, I wrote a post about judging others. As a result, I got to thinking about how easily it is for people to talk about the relationships others have. I wondered how much we judge the relationships we see around us. Think, for a moment, about couples you know. Think about which ones are good relationships and which ones are bad. Though the reality is that we never know what goes on behind closed doors, everyone has opinions about the romantic relationships they see on a frequent basis.

Continuing with the judgment theme, ask yourself what makes you judge a couple as having a bad, unhealthy relationship. Is it fighting in public? One talking down to the other? The fact that they may have been together forever but haven’t sealed the deal yet in marriage?

I’ve heard of long-term relationships in which the two members of the couple live in separate states or cities. What are your thoughts about such couples? Do you judge their relationship or believe that such a relationship can be healthy? Ask yourself these questions and you will find out a lot about your own beliefs about love and relationships.

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