I have seen this quote a lot recently and it’s got me thinking:
“Everyone you meet comes with baggage. Find someone who loves you enough to help you unpack”.
What?! Why should I expect someone to help me unpack my baggage? And why should I have to help someone unpack theirs? It’s their baggage!! Are we encouraging this now?
Is baggage ever OK to bring into a relationship? And if so, when? What type of baggage is acceptable?
Personally, I don’t think anything old should be brought into a new relationship. It’s old for a reason. That’s why it’s called baggage. If you have excess baggage, then maybe you shouldn’t be getting into a relationship in the first place. At least, until your own baggage has been unpacked.
Airlines charge you an excess baggage fee for a reason. They don’t want it! And neither does your next partner.