Change is everywhere, whether we recognize it or not.
Day turns into night, flowers bloom and wither, stocks rise and fall. We move houses, change jobs, meet new people, and shift our mindsets.
Change is a natural part of life but sometimes, especially in our intimate relationships, change can be a challenge.
Part of what makes change difficult is that most of us prefer certainty.
We want to know that there is routine, that things will stay the same. That my assistant will be at work on time, that the bus will stop at the corner at 8:30 every morning, that Safeway always carries the deodorant I prefer.
Consistency gives us a sense of stability, of reassurance.
Just as we have our coffee every morning, we come to expect people to be the same day after day, too, and when they shift, that can upset out status quo.