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What do all of my relationships have in common?

Arlene Feuerberg-Isaacs
Psychology

You will find that it is very common to get into the same type of relationship over and over again. One tends to get into a relationship that feels comfortable and familiar. If you look back over your life you will see a pattern of getting involved with the same type of person. Very often you make a conscious effort not to repeat the same mistakes but unless you have worked out the reason you pick the same type of person over and over again it will continue to happen.

Lisa Oz
Health Education

All of your relationships have one thing in common: you. You are the fundamental unit of every partnership, friendship, romantic entanglement, or antagonistic encounter you've ever had. And since you're the only part of your relationships that you actually have any control over, working with you is a pretty good place to start.

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