List of abbreviations used in PDS

In the personal development school by Thais Gibson, some acronyms are used. I am compiling a list of PDS acronyms. Thank you to all PDS members which contributed to this list. AP: anxiously preoccupied attachment style (person) APA: American Psychological Association AS: attachment style AT: Attachment theory BTEA: beliefs – thoughts – emotions – actions …

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The power of the subconscious mind: two quick examples from the hospital

Yesterday my father had an accident. We went to the hospital to see him. While we were waiting, a person (another emergency patient) approached us. He said that we should give up hope to be seen in time. He said he would probably loose a leg, due to some wound which had to be operated …

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Creative Dating after N – moving on with Tinder, Bumble, a Meetup, and Volunteering

I had set myself a deadline with N – finding out where we were at. Since the communication with her was, as always, quite ambigious (e.g. no new year’s wishes from her side), I decided to send her a video asking her whether she wants to continue to be just friends or wants more. She …

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Five steps to avoid dysfunctional relationships

I have compiled a checklist for myself today, to check new people – business, friends, romantic partners – which come into my life. This will protect me against dysfunctional relationships going forward. Note: all five steps are individual filters – if any one of them “fails” (e.g. if I don’t feel safe with the person, …

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