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RELATIONSHIPS

Once you are emotionally healthy you can enjoy rewarding relationships. 

Relationships are an essential aspect of our lives, and the quality of our relationships plays a significant role in our happiness and fulfillment.

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Whether it’s with family, friends, romantic partners, or colleagues, we need certain skills in relationships to achieve meaningful connections. I can help teach or enhance your abilities with effective communication, conflict resolution, and holding healthy boundaries.

Many of us have not had the advantage of learning healthy relationship strategies because we did not witness it in our family, so we had no healthy role models to follow. If we have been hurt by others, we may have also developed unhelpful defense mechanisms to try and guard our hearts. We may find it difficult to trust others or have blurred boundaries where we become emotionally dependent or codependent in relationships. We may have developed maladaptive behaviors such as sabotaging relationships by either creating chaos or withdrawing to avoid getting hurt.  As a result of trauma, we may have attachment issues which may yield intimacy disorders which are marked by a fear of emotional or physical closeness or connection with another person.  

Together we can work to help you develop healthy expectations for yourself and understand you deserve to be treated with kindness and respect, to feel heard and be validated and supported.

Improving one’s self-esteem is essential, especially if it’s currently lacking, because having a healthy self-love is crucial for maintaining a successful and healthy relationship.

Learning or enhancing present relationship skills will allow you to attract healthy people and develop an intolerance to people who are not.

Learning or enhancing present relationship skills will allow you to attract healthy people and develop an intolerance to people who are not.

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We may not know how to effectively confront issues in our relationships and therefore become overwhelmed and resentful toward one another. We may be passive, or aggressive toward others rather than assertive. Avoidance of sharing our emotions can lead to us trying to get our needs met outside of the relationship and lead to infidelity. Often, people will exhibit or tolerate unhealthy behaviors from another because it is familiar, and therefore feels “comfortable”. This can result in staying in toxic and/or abusive relationships.

Once you are emotionally healthy you can be vulnerable with others and enjoy rewarding relationships.

Take your first step towards a better outlook.