I want to start today with a strange question, but stay with me this is important to know?
Most of you have probably at some point purchased a car, did you notice that after you bought that car, the same model seemed to appear everywhere?
How about those of you that have children, did you notice ladies that when you were pregnant the world suddenly felt full of pregnant women?
I expect most of you could relate to these very common experiences. I remember one of my clients was convinced that the year she was expecting there was a baby boom. Of course there wasn’t at all, but something was…
Whilst we are all aware of this phenomenon do you know why it happens and how it relates to the reason why people divorce?
When anyone creates a focus of attention on something that feels important, it instantly becomes magnified. The new focus is amplified and creates a distortion of perception. So when you buy a new car this distorted perception is harmless…
…BUT if you do this in your marriage when times get tough you could make a terrible decision for all the wrong reasons as your feelings trick you into a distorted belief that the relationship is wrong.
So what is really going on here and how does this relate to knowing if divorce is the right solution.
When people decide to divorce what they have been focused on is what has been wrong in the relationship and how it seems impossible to fix. If they do this for long enough they create a magnified distortion where it’s really easy to only see what wrong and everything that right in the relationship gets deleted from their minds.
This deletion phenomenon is displayed in the examples I gave at the start of this post. Before a woman becomes pregnant she will actually delete pregnant women around her. As soon a pregnancy becomes important, her focus changes and the deleting stops and they magically appear. The same happens with buying new cars.
The more anyone focuses on what’s wrong in their relationship the faster they start to feel bad inside and blame the relationship or their partner. Now those bad feelings are attached to their partner and this heightens the focus that something is wrong and a change is needed.
So now they are feeling bad around their partner and all they can see is problems. The vision for the future together disappears and now the only logical solution is we must get rid of our relationship and a divorce is on the cards.
What if the original focus of what’s wrong has actually been a confusion based on this distorted focus of attention? What if the meanings and feeling from this distortion has been what lead to wanting a divorce.
What if you know that something is not right in your relationship, what do you do?
My advice, don’t believe what you feel, what you feel is not the fact you think it is and the cost of getting this wrong is high.
Seek help and find out, not all people are designed to be together, but wouldn’t you want to know the truth?