April 3, 2019
By Dr. Mark Atkinson
As an undergraduate, my psychology 101 class was a life changer. The course taught me so much about life’s many parts and stages. Above all else, I learned humans feel that interpersonal relations are the most significant aspect of life.
I believe this is true. Actor William Hurt framed it well when he said, “The world moves for love. It kneels before it in awe.”
When love is going well, everything seems great. But the opposite can also be true. Problems in love or missed opportunities with love rank high among regrets experienced by Americans. PsychCentral, among others, publishes ranked lists of regrets. They found that we also have them about feuding with family (heartbreaking), parenting, financial decisions,