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T13 - Projection

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In our relationships, we project feelings and emotions on others. Edgar and I talk about projection and how God projects good on us.  Projection is a defense mechanism that people subconsciously use in order to cope with difficult feelings or emotions (https://www.everydayhealth.com/emotional-health/psychological-projection-dealing-with-undesirable-emotions/) Projection is the single most derailing and destructive phenomenon in intimate relationships. It hurts our partners by casting them into a false role, and blocks authentic communication. (https://www.monikahoyt.com/projection-in-relationships/) How to avoid it: 1. Look within - Is the actual issue/problem with you, pause before you "attack" and see the role you play. 2. When you get triggered, stay with the feelings - Don't attack the person, but express how their actions made you feel. 3. Be aware of stress - the higher your stress level, the fewer emotional resources you will have. What to do when your partner is projecting 1. Be patient and lovin