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Aron details the positive and negative sides to such relationships, including how the HSP benefits, how both members of the relationship benefit, the typical challenges that arise, and solutions to those challenges. For instance, a relationship made up of two HSPs may engender low levels of arousal, or awareness, which means that both of you will avoid doing the same things that make you uncomfortable, such as shopping, dealing with conflict, and being in crowds. Solution? Simplify your life, see if you can hire someone to take care of the tasks neither of you wants to do--but don't forget that doing such tasks is also a way to grow personally--and divvy up the tasks according to preference. As for conflict, Aron says that having a plan of action is the best route--decide how to handle conflict in the relationship before the conflict flares up. Another reality of an HSP-HSP union is that neither person will be able to max out on work and expect to have a decent home life, so at least one of you will have to limit activities. So, plan not to have more than one child if you both work (it may be too late for some couples to put this one into action; if so, Aron advises that one parent stay at home).
Throughout the book, Aron stresses that being in a relationship is a "package deal"; neither the HSP nor the non-HSP is perfect, so she urges readers to appreciate the positive aspects of their sensitivity, be it highly sensitive or not, and not to dwell on its drawbacks. But she does urge HSPs who are unhappy with their trait to work on coming to terms with it--through inner work, counseling, or medication if needed--as its qualities, when properly appreciated, can be life enhancing and beneficial to HSPs as well as to their relationship partners. --Stefanie Durbin --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
An excellent observation and revelations about being sensitive and a relief that someone understands the struggles associated with that, especially in relationships.Published 5 days ago by GA Sweet T
Excellent book, I learned that a lot of my quirks aren't just weird, negative, things that I should be trying to change or that I should feel bad that my partner has to deal with... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Caitlin schuster
Great great book!! Love all of Elaine Aron's books about being highly sensitive, I have learned so much.Published 28 days ago by Auburn E. Monat
Highly informative and the insights can revolutionize love lives~!Published 1 month ago by Dustin Bryan Di Lulo
Great book to help HSP's to better understand all the factors of their feelings and emotional responses in relationships.Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer