– Deepak Chopra
If someone is driving us crazy, it helps to remember that there is something about us – something we need to realize, learn or perhaps simply decide – that is keeping that person in our experience or enabling them to get under our skin. The other day, I counseled a kindhearted, intelligent woman who has been in a profoundly miserable marriage for many years. Her husband regularly tells her he doesn’t love her and wants a divorce, and his extended family is emotionally abusive toward her on a daily basis. She told me that she is a ‘weak person’ – too weak to survive without him – and thus she keeps praying for him to love her and for her marriage to survive. The lesson she is learning? She is stronger than she believes herself to be! Indeed, the Universe is trying to answer her prayers for greater happiness through the very divorce she keeps resisting. We all end up stuck in unhealthy relationships due to limited beliefs sometimes. If you have a relationship that keeps troubling you, ask yourself what you’re supposed to be learning from it, and remember that whatever you’re walking through is designed to ultimately benefit you in some way.