“You’re Too Good to be True”: Or, the Great Lie We Tell Ourselves…

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”  ― Maya Angelou

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It’s hard when you are in a budding relationship and those words are spoken. They were told to me early on in a previous relationship sending an early warning sign to my heart.  Being told you are ‘too good to be true’ sends a message that your actions and intentions are being questioned. It took me a long time to realize it was actually their issue of trust and being vulnerable, though as the receiver it can still hurt… a lot.

I had always wondered about those characters in movies that could masterfully manipulate their victims or cleverly get out of impossible death-defying situations.  I am not one of those people.  Yes, I’ve been blessed in many ways that have provided me wonderful surprises and memorable events, however I don’t have a manipulative mind.  To manipulate someone for your own intentions means you aren’t receiving their authentic actions, either.

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