It’s time to tie up your emotional loose ends . . .
Everyone has a few emotional loose ends attached to something that their sweetheart has said or done. Some are harmful while others fester like unexpressed resentments, unbandaged hurts, unresolved conflicts, unmentioned little embarrassments, or unfair requests that are hiding out in the background. Sadly, unsaid, they stand between sweethearts spoiling their emotional bond, clouding the clarity they’d like to have for one another.
Leaving them with emotional loose ends, instead of letting their conflicts, requests, and difficulties languish in the slough of non-expression, they bring them to a conclusion and make peace with one another before going on. Doing this implies that they both desire and believe they can bring their union into the place of emotional homeostasis, of calm, in which they can begin to take tender emotional risks and deepen their relationship.
We all have a tendency to let things go, to hope that whatever is amiss will just work…
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