Relationships – Part 2: It’s not you, it’s me

Break ups are tough. There’s that awkward conversation where you try to lessen the blow. And the words come out: “It’s not you, it’s me.” On the other hand, gone are the days when you might actually have a face-to-face conversation. There’s the digital dump.  In one study a few years back, more than 56 per cent of young people who experienced a break-up said their relationship ended digitally, either through text message, social media or email. The percentage today might be significantly higher. Relationship experts are quick to point out the common reasons why couples break up – whether it’s control issues, continuous disagreements about finances, to the number one reason – poor communication. What does the Bible say about the challenges we experience in connecting with others? We’ll talk about this in the second part of our series on Relationships.