Why We Tolerate Less Than We Deserve In Relationships

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You don’t pause and reflect

Craig works with many divorced women. She tries to steer them away from jumping into relationships too quickly post-divorce because that can land them back in the same type of relationship (read: getting less than they deserve). Craig says one reason people accept less than they deserve is they don’t stop to learn from past relationships. A divorce, though painful, provides an opportunity to evaluate your part in a disappointing relationship, so you can gain some power moving into new ones. “Figure out how you can improve from the experience.”

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