What is a Karmic Relationship?
Some of the most powerful connections we can make are Karmic ones. Karmic relationships hit fast and hard, oftentimes at first glance, and leave us off balance and doubting ourselves. Although all relationships that we enter into teach us something about ourselves, the intensity of a karmic relationship can do as much harm as it does good. The direction it will ultimately take is dependent on how we navigate the relationship and how soon we realize the type of relationship we are in.
The Purpose of and How a Karmic Relationship Comes About
The reason we enter into a karmic relationship is twofold: A) To break the cycles of bad behavior from past lifetimes, and B) To learn how to heal any carried over damage so that we can move forward unencumbered.
Sanam Hafeez, PsyD, neuropsychologist and faculty member at Columbia University states that many people confuse a soulmate with a karmic relationship but that they are two very different things. “People often confuse karmic partners with soulmates, and they aren’t the same,” says Hafeez. “Karmic relationships teach you about the world and others, whereas your soulmates help you learn your self-worth,” she says. Sometimes we are the ones who need to learn the lessons, and other times we are there so that our partner learns them.
8 Signs You’re in a Karmic Relationship
- The connection is overwhelming and immediate- You can’t deny the attraction and even though you might be cautioning yourself to take things slowly, you just can’t.
- They do not respect your boundaries- As their needs come first, they will often disregard your needs, limits, and boundaries. No matter how many times you try to tell them, or explain why you have boundaries, they never listen and continue to disrespect them and you.
- They often have co-dependent tendencies- A co-dependent relationship is when one partner needs the other partner, who in turn, needs to be needed. It creates a vicious and damaging cycle that can be hard to break.
- It is one-sided- The energy balance isn’t equitable. One side is always giving of themselves: their time, effort, and energy while the other always takes.
- The relationship only lasts for a short period of time- Due to the insanely hot connection and energy, these relationships usually only last for a short period of time, but the intensity makes up for the duration.
- It can feel addicting- The adrenaline and dopamine rush that a Karmic relationship brings about can be very addicting. The constant pull and push can create a positive feedback loop that we can’t easily walk away from.
- The relationship is hot and cold/off and on- You are a couple, then you aren’t, rinse and repeat. You know that you need to break away and are able to pull back for a while before being lured back in. Or they withdraw their love and approval until you toe the line before they come back.
- They are control freaks and stubborn- It’s their way or the highway. They won’t take your input seriously and will often make you feel as if your contribution is unwanted, frivolous, or not respected.
How to Walk Away from a Karmic Relationship
As with any relationship that
is toxic, the first step in breaking free is recognizing the situation for what
it is. Many times, friends and family can see the truth of our relationships
that we are blind to. Listen to your loved ones with an open mind if they
express their concerns. No one likes hearing that they may have made a wrong
choice, but if more than one person is expressing similar fears, then there may
be something more to it than just jealousy or lack of understanding.
From personal experience, I know that for me, the first step was finally viewing myself as worthy and important in my own right. To both literally and figuratively stand up straight and like the person in the mirror. Start by recognizing your own importance and treat yourself gently with love and respect.
Also, recognize that you have learned some important lessons about yourself and what you ultimately need and want to thrive. Give yourself plenty of time after the relationship ends to get to know this version of yourself.
If it’s Not Love, Let it Go
Love. That heady, crazy emotion that ties us to each other should be a positive force in our lives, not a negative one. Recognizing the type of relationship and whether or not they are affirming is the important first step in either avoiding or leaving negative dynamics.
Love should enhance our lives, never detract from
Being in love is a life experience that everyone deserves. Whether you’re looking for your soulmate or wondering how to keep the romantic fires burning in your relationship, a love psychic can help. They want to see you happy and a psychic love reading is all you need to find or keep the love that is meant for you.
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