David’s Divorce Dictionary: N is for Negativity
Definition: The voluntary state of mind onto which debilitating feelings glomp: fear, despair, sorrow, aggression, defensiveness, regression, disillusionment, repression, confusion, resentment, procrastination, cynicism, fury, anxiety, self-righteousness, shortsightedness (and many many more).
When going through divorce it’s natural and easy to go negative. Negativity can provide a self-stabilizing force when one’s world is turned upside down. Negative thoughts and comments can be used as an attack weapon, as a defense shield, and as a supportive crutch. But it’s usefulness wears down over time. Inevitably, as Bob Dylan observed, “gravity fails and negativity don’t pull you through.” [Read more…] about David’s Divorce Dictionary: Negativity