(5) Reality Shifters Q & A
Q: This happens
all the time with my husband (a situation in which we
disagree about what had just happened -- to the point that
both of us are 100% totally convinced that two completely
different things have just happened). He believes that his memory is
perfect so it can be very frustrating at times. Before I became so aware of
shifting timelines/realities, I thought
that these differing accounts of past events had to do with each
person's particular perspective of reality- that we each
interpret/see events differently. But too many of these memories,
especially recent memories, are too different to be explained away like
The frustration for me comes in when one person is open to the idea of
shifting realities and the other isn't. Does anyone have any advice on how
to handle this situation so that arguements don't develop? Just ignore the
differences? Agree with the other person's account?
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A: There are few
things more frustrating than encountering a situation in which the person
you are talking with does not acknowledge the possibility that very
different memories can both be correct. People often have a sense of their
recollection being perfect, or at least very good... and it is almost
always easier to believe that any difference of opinion is clearly due to
the other person's faulty recollection. Rarely does it occur to people that
they may have encountered a reality shift in which there are two (or more)
different realities being experienced. There is a five-step process I
recommend you follow any time you are the one who notices that parallel
realities may have been encountered, and I share these steps in the paper
called "When Worlds Collide: How Parallel Realities Can Heal
Interpersonal Relationships," I recently co-authored with anthropologist
When you recognize that it's quite possible that you have encountered
parallel realities, and the person you are talking with is not grasping
this idea, the first step is being consciously aware that you may be
encountering parallel worlds. The next step is to find common ground... and
to do this, I recommend letting the other person know that you'd like to
reframe the discussion and step back from it to view things from a
different perspective that allows both of you to be right. Taking this
conversational tack provides an opportunity to share common ground, which
hopefully will be more appealing than continuing on with an argument about
who remembers things correctly. Once you've established this common sense
of shared intention, you may then take turns to say what you experienced,
and how you felt. When it's your turn to talk, use "I" statements that
describe how you feel... and when it's your turn to listen, don't
interrupt. Finally, consider that this entire situation may have presented
you both with something you can learn... some kind of deeper understanding
that could only have become known by experiencing this reality shift into
experiencing parallel worlds.
I hope this helps for the next time you encounter such a situation!
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