Rejection or Protection? Perception. . .http://savethemarriage.com/stmblog/wp-content/themes/corpus/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg 150 150 Lee H. Baucom, Ph.D. Lee H. Baucom, Ph.D. http://0.gravatar.com/avatar/669b7e375d93f77521ddaba08adb8063?s=96&d=blank&r=pg
You are working on your marriage. You reach out toward your spouse. . . only to feel rejected.
After that stops you in your tracks. You start doubting yourself, your efforts, your plan. . . .
What if your spouse was not really intending to reject you?
What if something else was going on?
What if I told you that almost always (I would say “always,” but then someone would work hard to prove me wrong), it is not really an attempt to reject.
It is really an attempt to protect.
Not “protect you.” But “protect themselves.”
What? You say, “They don’t need to protect themselves!”
But that doesn’t mean they don’t feel the need to protect themselves.
They really get us in trouble. You feel it as rejection. It was meant for protection. The problem is, your perception could throw you off, cause you to pull up, abandon your plan, and wallow in pain.
Or you could understand it from your spouse’s perception. . . .
Listen to the podcast below.
- Post Tags:
- hurt in marriage
- Hurting Marriage Restoration
- Marriage After Hurt
- Pain After Rejection
- Pain From Rejection
- Pain Of Rejection For Marriages
- Pain Of Rejection Relationship
- Rejection By Spouse
- Rejection In Marriage
- Rejection Of Spouse
- Rejection Within Marriage
- Sadness Rejection Pain
- Saving A Marriage After Hurt
- Spouse Rejection
- Why Does Marriage Hurt So Much
- Posted In:
- Save Your Marriage Podcast
Dr. Baucom is internationally known for his methods and approaches to saving marriages. For over 25 years, Dr. Baucom has been helping people around the world to save, restore, and create the relationships they desire and deserve. He is the author of the book, How To Save Your Marriage In 3 Simple Steps, and creator of the Save The Marriage System, as well as numerous other resources.All stories by: Lee H. Baucom, Ph.D.