Pride is The Poison of Relationship – What is a poison? Poison is a poison that contains different types of animals that cause damage to immobilize, injure or even kill prey or something that has threatened them. Or it can be a consumed chemical that harms our body and immobilizes it, hurts it and can even cause death.
Although there are different types of poisons, they all actually destroy, although they serve as a defense at this time. This applies to all relationships. If you consider that your relationship is about to break, I can guarantee you that one of your problems is this poison: pride.
Each relationship is toxic because, as in the animal world, it paralyzes the love it once had, paralyzes, hurts and can even kill. Compared to many poisons where you can see their effects in seconds, the poison in the relationship is slow and almost invisible.
It takes its time to destroy love and when you can see the effects, it’s almost too late to do anything. Here are some clues that will tell you if this poison is part of your relationship and what is your antidote.
You think only of what you want
When you realize that you usually think only of what you want and want, it’s time to think that pride prevents you from thinking about what your partner wants and – more than anything – what you need. Empathy is the antidote to this poison because it allows you to feel what your partner feels, to put you in his place and to take into account his wishes and not only yours.
You have a list of all the bad things you see at your partner’s
If you have a mental list of all of your partner’s shortcomings, it’s time to take a good poison antidote in your relationship. It is clear that thinking only about faults does not allow you to think about the virtues, because yes, even your partner has positive aspects. The antidote is to feel sorry because it allows you to see your partner as an imperfect person – as you are – and who appreciates the virtues that made you fall in love at first.
You refuse to forgive
One of the easiest ways to see pride is when your partner has already asked for forgiveness – or even if he does not – and you refuse to forgive. By doing so, you record a relationship; In fact, to feel resentment without faith is another deadly poison that leads to the end of a relationship. It is not surprising that the antidote to this poison is the same pardon, you know what to do, it’s a matter of decision.
You refuse to ask for forgiveness
Likewise, asking for forgiveness is essential to survival. The message you send by not asking for forgiveness is that you are perfect, which we know to be wrong. Ask forgiveness, even if you do not want to hurt your feelings, but if so, ask for forgiveness to show that you feel what you are feeling and the relationship itself. The antidote to this poison is humility, because asking for forgiveness requires a lot of humility, even when we feel right.
Do not let the poison of pride invade every part of your relationship. Remember, we’re all proud of our hearts, but it’s up to us to decide what to do with it and eliminate it as needed. Practice each antidote and you will soon find that your relationship has antibodies against pride.