We all want a great life. We strive to achieve our goals and create loving relationships in our personal lives. The degree to which we are successful depends largely upon how well we know ourselves and how true we are to our values and desires. Unfortunately, we can subconsciously sabotage that which we most desire in […]
When was the last time you felt deeply satisfied with who you are, your relationships, and the life you are living? This year? Five, 10, 25 years ago? Ever? Life is such a gift, but often we go through our lives unintentionally denying ourselves the joy and fulfillment of leading a completely authentic life. Instead, we often live according […]
Expectations! Those sometimes exciting, sometimes pesky, sometimes unrealistic beliefs, hopes or even demands that a certain event or action will take place at a certain time in the future. But anticipating the future is risky business and the trouble with expectations in a relationship is they are based upon a one-sided perspective or agenda. Some expectations may be normal and help […]
Everyone desires respect and we all believe on some level that we give the necessary respect in our relationships. Unfortunately, we have probably all experienced what it feels like to be disrespected. But respect, like love, can be difficult to pin down and define.
In any healthy relationship, we compromise on many things to bring harmony and balance to a relationship. But healthy compromises do not injure our self-esteem, our health or our lives. If you find yourself in a relationship where you feel injured or hurting due to accepting unhealthy demands that cross your personal boundaries, take a […]