Does this thought excite you or does it make you feel like you just digested a can of the before mentioned Play-Doh? And you need to have your own identity beyond your spouse. If you don’t want to become like the person you’re dating, should you be dating?
If you can just get your hair, abs, complexion, and clothes just right, then The One will scamper to you like a squirrel to a nut factory. Sure appearance might catch someone’s eye, but it’s personality, values, faith, heart, past, present, and future that’s going to make them stay.
Authenticity forces me to intensely evaluate why I’m doing what I’m doing and strive to do work aligned with my beliefs.
Thus my career path has been anything but straight-forward, which could drive any sane person crazy.
Or are they trying to bury you under a pile of dirt?
My mom, grandma and older sister have all had their gallbladders removed.
For the past month, I have been getting nauseated and/or experiencing pain in my upper belly after many meals.
Both values are good, but if not articulated and discussed it could be a point of high conflict if the responsible person likes consistency and persistence, while the risk-taker likes changing things up and going for the impossible.
Take me for example, one of my core values is authenticity.