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THE SWAMP GODDESS® GUIDE TO MENOPAUSAL MAYHEM AND AGING ANGST
BLOG #83 by Wendy Kyman, Ph.D
ARE PSYCHIC ABILITIES A MIDLIFE FRIENDSHIP REQUIREMENT?
Do friends know what you want and need from them?
Do you know what friends want and need from you?
Some folks with advanced psychic abilities are supposedly able to read minds.
Imagine having a skill that makes it unnecessary to ask uncomfortable
questions or have dreaded discussions.
On the other hand, do you really want to know what goes on in the minds of others?
For us non-psychics, we have a choice.
Either sharpen psychic abilities or have frank discussions with friends concerning
needs, wants, changes, ...
During the double milestone, neither choice suits us.
- We are not in the mood
- We fear the consequences
Instead, we make assumptions.
- We assume to know what friends want and need.
- We assume friends know what we want and need.
How's that working out for you?
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Have you heard what happens when we assume?
It makes an ... (fill in the blank) out of u and me
Obviously, it's never a good idea.
What assumptions do you make?
Do you assume friends want and need the same things you do? Give details.
NEXT WEEK'S TOPIC
The consequences we fear the most are ...
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