As our lives get busier, we find we have less time for cultivating relationships. As we seek more physical comforts, we can become less open and honest. Sincere relationships, personal and professional, take time, effort and courage.
How much time, effort and courage are you investing in your relationships?
Great relationships are based on a solid underlying friendship and the extent to which the needs of both partners are being met – and this requires constant re-negotiation!
We teach others how to treat us and this is why we must look at how we are with ourselves first. Once we have improved our relationship with ourselves, we can focus on what we want with others.
Do you know what you want / need in your relationships? And are you prepared to share and request this?
Here are some questions that might help:
❯ What do you and your relationship need right now?
❯ Do you know how to speak your partner’s language?
❯ Are you noticing what’s working?
❯ Are you noticing what isn’t working? And are you prepared to do something different?
❯ How is your behaviour contributing to the state of your relationship?
❯ What are you avoiding and / or putting up with in your relationship?