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Be Real, No Buts About It

by Ashley Fuchs, The Malleable Mom

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“She’s beautiful, but she’s also incredibly intelligent.”

“She’s very religious, but she’s actually really cool.”

“He’s super successful, but he’s also a great dad.”

“We are best friends, but sometimes we get on each others nerves.”

“I love my husband, but sometimes, I like to fantasize about having sex with other people.”

These sentiments, or similar ones, are probably familiar to you. I hear them all the time; we describe someone, and then we qualify that description. For the first 40 years of my life, I didn’t think twice about hearing or using this formula to describe myself or the people…

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