Quality relationships have a huge impact on our degree of happiness. Much of the joy we experience comes from the familiar and the unexpected encounters that we share with others. Unfortunately, some of us are a hot mess when it comes to love and relationships, both romantic and platonic.
Nurturing a healthy relationship requires a level of awareness and vulnerability that too many of us resist. We also have a tendency to hold others to absurd and unrealistic expectations. When in fact, we are all flawed human beings just trying to figure this thing out. We struggle with saying the simple things, like “I love you” and “I am sorry” and are quick to deny when we fall short.
Relationships force us to see ourselves through the lens of another. We get a front row seat to how our behavior is impacting someone and the quality of their lives.
Now, this is a two-way street, but you can only control and modify your behavior, then decide what you will accept from others.Continue reading “Get More Out of Your Personal Relationships”