Richard Bashir Otukoya has some bad relationship stories. They ripple with a hurt most of us don’t experience.
His voice quivers and cracks as he describes a doomed romance with a woman in Letterkenny, Co Donegal.
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It is undoubtedly frustrating to deal with passive-aggressive behavior, but you’ll find that a few moments spent defusing the situation will go a long way in improving the quality of your relationship so that the two of you can go back to enjoying the very best of each other.
They’re still rare as compared to greater society, but they are much more common today than I ever thought they would be.
This is very interesting, since as the culture moves further to the political left, more and more Western countries and districts are actually the age of consent, because, according to all these left-wing over-33 women, 17 year-old women having voluntary sex with 25 year-old men (or older) is clearly evil and wrong and Must Be Stopped™.
Usually it has been ingrained in a person’s personality as an emotional coping mechanism for a long time.
Today, I will go through some of the big changes and trends I’ve noticed in the dating and relationship world, as I compare things from 2007-2010 to today, 2017.
Some of these trends will be obvious to the typical person, though many will not be.
If someone grows up in a household in which the expression of any negative emotion was discourage, for instance, frustration may have been routinely repressed until reaching a critical point.
Once it becomes more uncomfortable to stifle these negative emotions than to express them, they come out quickly and with force, usually let out in mean-spirited verbal barbs full of blame and periods of silent moodiness.
I have no idea if these trends are truly global, or throughout the West, or if they will continue into the future (though I can make some educated guesses).