Psychologist Matthew Dempsey is back with the final two installments in his video-series on love and relationships. In his latest videos, Dempsey talks about how we can keep love alive in our relationships by opening up the lines of communication and working to make sure that each partner gets his or her needs met. Dempsey stresses that conflict is normal in a relationship and provides a chance to grow and heal.
Dempsey also underscores that breaking up should not necessarily be equated with failure. Given the way we live today and how our lives may lead us to unexpected places, it might not be possible (or beneficial) for one person to be able to accompany and be compatible with us along that entire journey. Dempsey says it best–sometimes you need to say,
"I love you and thank you and goodbye. Sometimes saying goodbye can actually be the greatest act of love because we're allowing ourselves to get unstuck and the other person to get unstuck so each of us in our own right can welcome in greater fulfillment and love into our lives."
Watch the final two episodes, AFTER THE JUMP…