Spiritual and relationship expert, teacher, counselor, advisor, speaker, and writer James Gray Robinson

Relationship Dictionary

Addiction: The compulsive belief that you need something or someone to make you happy.

Adultery: When someone betrays themselves.

Anger: The loss of emotional control due to perceived threat.

Askhole: The person who repeatedly asks for your advice and never takes it.

Beauty: What you (or society) perceive as attractive.

Being authentic: Revealing who you really are.

Boundaries: The line between acceptable and unacceptable.

Broken Heart: A temper tantrum occurring when you don’t get who you want.

Children: Mindfulness police.

Co-Dependent: People who think everyone and everything is their responsibility.

Commitment: The glue that binds one or more people together.

Confusion: The clash of belief systems.

Conscience: The ability to understand the effect of your actions on others. See, Psychopath.

Consciousness: The awareness of everything that happens.

Depression: Being focused on negativity and worst-case scenario outcomes. It can be caused by emotional trauma or imbalanced brain chemistry.

Devotee: People who don’t want to be a guru.

Disappointment: How you feel when you don’t get what you desire or expect.

Divorce: The opportunity to redefine yourself with less.

Drama Kings and Queens: People who are controlled by their emotions.

Emotional Maturity: The ability to understand and control your emotions.

Empathy: The ability to understand and feel what someone else is experiencing.

Enlightenment: That point when you stop needing workshops.

Expectations: How we want our life to be.

 Fear: The belief that we will lose what we have or never get what we desire.

God: What you perceive.

Goddess: Feminine power manifested.

Guilt: The irrational belief that we caused what we don’t want.

Guru: Someone you pay to teach you what you already know.

Happiness: The state of well-being associated with living without expectations or judgment of yourself or others.

Healing: Getting all of yourself out of the way.

Holding Space: Keeping someone’s space in queue until they can get there.

Law of Allowing: Letting yourself be who you are, and others be who they are.

Law of Attraction: The process where you learn you don’t always get what you want.

Law of Contrast: The experience of getting what we don’t want so we can discover who we are.

Law of Harmony: What happens when two people are in the zone of resonance.

Life: What happens when you have something else planned.

Love: Making the relationship more important than being right.

Lust: The addictive desire to be in an orgasmic state and is often confused with love.

Marriage: The fastest path to enlightenment or divorce.

Mental Constipation: The inability to give a shit.

Mental Masturbation: The inability to let go of a thought and overthinking something you already have the answer to.

Mental Maturity: The ability to control your thoughts.

Mindfulness: What New Age gurus call paying attention.

Open Relationship: Relationships free from society’s expectations. See, Marriage.

Narcissist (Iamthepath): It really is all about me. (Ex. When someone says, “It’s me, not you”, they’re right)

Predator: Someone who will do or say anything to get what they want and then leaves. Otherwise known as “Eat shoots and leaves”.

Prison(emotional): A self-constructed trap with bars made of regret.

Projection: Judging others based your assumptions.

Psychopath: Someone who has no conscience.

Regret: Resistance to who we are.

Resentment: Thinking a thought over and over again.

Self-love: Removing society’s programing that limits who we think we are.

Shame: The way people control others.

Single: The opportunity to become the one for yourself without distractions.

Sociopath: Someone that actually could care less.

Soulmate: Someone who will never say no.

Spiritual Terrorist: Someone who uses spiritual principles to justify using others. See, Predator.

Stress: The belief that life should be different.

Success: Getting what you want versus wanting what you get.

Taking responsibility: achieving emotional and mental maturity and accepting the consequences of your actions.

Victimhood: Refusing to take responsibility.

Zone of Resonance: Where two people’s vibratory rates are close enough to be within tolerance.

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