…ers him. Consequently, he says things that he does not mean. Our arguments were poor and unhealthy. We disrespected each other every time we cursed or raised our voices. We realized that by disrespecting our partners, we relay to them that we do not love them. Our mist…
Jaleel & Nicole
I learnt this from living with a guy for the first time, that raised voices is toxic. I set my boundaries, such that if I’m not addressed respectfully and politely, I do not respond. I learnt a lot about myself, what I liked and what I could not tolerate and being in a close relationship.
I’m not a confrontational person. I find communicating in writing a good release for my pent up irritation. Writing gives me time to think through the situation and express myself constructively, without being rude.
Well done Jaleel & Nicole. Best wishes in your relationship and trip around the world. I’ve made it to fifty-seven countries, so far 😊. A hundred and seventy to go – ha ha!