The red flag for me would be the potential partner's perception.
"I am looking for a relationship with these qualities because it is something I need and want to include in my life where it doesn't exist currently."
and there is
"I am looking for relationship with these qualities because my current partner/s are not giving it to me."
I don't care whether the term lack/ing is used. It could be used in any of the above cases. The red flag is the difference between a person recognizing their needs and actively seeking them, from a person who is placing the blame/responsibility of those needs being un/fulfilled solely on another person. That focuses the 'lack' on a particular relationship as opposed to a personal 'lack' where someone is seeking to expand themselves.
I believe the first instance would be indicative of a band-aid for the current relationship as Ceoli states while the other is indicative of a desire for personal growth and fulfillment.
I'd stay away from the first person and gladly be with the second.
I did not understand anything that Ceoli said to be condemnation of others for having differing views or realities. She stated her view and reality obviously. Do you have a point here?
Originally Posted by GroundedSpirit
Yeppers, (notice my bolding)
But that is NOT the reality/view of many others. And they also deserve support in finding their own path.
You understand this - I know.
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Last edited by Ravenesque; 02-19-2010 at 06:08 PM.