Transference in Dating

Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue

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Sometimes, we have bad days, and if you live with your partner, then it can be difficult to get out of a bad mood when you get home. However, sometimes when we stay in the bad mood that we have from work or another situation in our life, it can be easy to redirect our energies towards the wrong person in order to get our feelings out. This can sometimes cause fights in a relationship or put the person that you are with in a bad mood as well. So, how do you prevent yourself from doing this? Well, the answer can be different for every person, but here are a few suggestions.

1. Take some time to yourself.

Call your other half and explain that you had a bad day and need an hour or so to calm down before coming home. Go sit in a park or another quiet space and give yourself time to reflect on your day before going home to your partner.

2. Communicate your feelings.

Talk to your partner about your day and everything that happened. Tell him or her how you feel about the situation and talk about how you are going to handle it. This might help you get the negative energy out, so you can enjoy the rest of your night.

3. Write about your day.

Go home and write in a journal about your day. Let everything out on paper, so you can get your feelings out. This may allow you to focus on your path forward.

Having a bad day is something that most people experience, but you should try not to take that negative energy home with you. So, next time you have a bad day, take some time to yourself, communicate, and find a way to express your feelings. It might help prevent you from transferring those feelings onto your other half.

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Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue writes lifestyle articles.

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