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Facts V Feelings

Much of the conflict that takes place, especially in relationships, can be avoided when we understand the relationship between facts and feelings. Why do we tend to rely so heavily on assumptions? It is because your mind must find a meaning to what you experience. It is the meaning you derive for any given situation that creates your emotional response. Therefore it is a misconception to believe that emotions such as anger, jealousy and fear are all ‘natural’ reactions. These emotions are created by the ‘meaning’ you give to the situation. A good meaning triggers pleasurable emotions; a bad meaning...

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