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  • Writer's pictureHannah Brooks

Assume Postive Intent

Updated: Mar 10, 2022

One of the biggest causes of discord, conflict, and the cycle of feeling less and less love and connection in a marriage is caused by what we call Assuming Negative Intent.

If you’ve ever had thoughts like: “My partner doesn’t care about me”, or "He’s just so irresponsible”, or “He doesn't value our marriage”, or “Xyz [parenting, time together, a nice home] must not be as important to him as it is to me”, etc…

. . .you, too, assume negative intent. It happens for most –if not all– of us (especially as highly sensitive people).

The thing is, it happens automatically below the level of our conscious awareness –until we learn to catch it happening.

If we want a conflict-proof, secure, trust and love filled marriage, we’ve got to learn how to stop this automatic functioning of our brain from taking over, and learn how to assume positive intent.

I lay out the basics for you here in this episode.

With a little bit of gentle discipline and effort, you can learn to work with your own mind in order to feel so much more at ease, cared for, and loved –and much better about your partner, too!

Dive in to guide your marriage into a realm of more understanding, acceptance, respect, compassion, and love.

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