One More Night

Posted on September 4, 2012

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I was in the car listening to the radio today and Maroon 5’s “One More Night” was playing.  It is always a risky enterprise paying attention to pop music lyrics.  But since helping people with relationships is what I do, I could not help but listen from a therapist’s perspective.  The lyrics describe a relationship that is highly volatile (“like were going to war”) marked by “throwing things and slamming the door.”  It seems he really wants out of the relationship, but that he keeps going back because of the sexual attraction.  This leaves him “hating” himself, “feeling guilty,” and “stupid.”

Adam, this does not bode well for long term relationship or life satisfaction, and you are obviously in considerable emotional pain.  You might want to look into therapists in your area.

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