Do you want to get close to someone you like and feel attracted to, but hold back because you feel the need to protect yourself from hurt? Are you so torn between these two needs that you hesitate to make decisions and move on with the relationship? When you hesitate your partner may interpret it as a sign that you aren’t that interested and feel hopeless about the relationship. Your loved one is only able to see the part of you that holds back, while the part of you that craves connection is hidden. The entire relationship becomes strained making your fear about hurt even more likely to occur.
If you want to make a new relationship but feel disloyal to your previous partner because you still have strong feelings towards them then you probably feel conflicted and trapped. You feel like you have to choose between what is valuable to you and something uncertain. You don't want to betray or tarnish the good memories. Learn how to safeguard those good memories without being disloyal while still making room for the enjoyment of a new, alive and in the moment relationship that can nourish you without taking anything away from the beauty of your previous connections.
A combination of two important factors can influence you when you decide whether you can forgive a loved one or not. Learn which two factors you use in your relationships so that you can keep strong bonds going as you deal better with the pain and hurt of betrayal. Get 3 tips on how you can improve connections between you and those loved ones who hurt you so that you don't need to hold grudges.
you can stop the cycle of exploding in anger and retreating in shame and guilt when you feel provoked or not taken into consideration by loved ones. Learn how to communicate your needs so that you don't end up stressed out in frustration when your loved ones don't get you and take care of you the way you take care of them. Discover how to use the early signs of anger to express your needs instead of hiding it and then having it burst out in protest, leaving you high and dry in shame.
Dreading meeting up with loved ones while looking forward to it at the same time causes stress and ruins the occasion. The dread comes from the anxiety that you have to come face to face with an old part of you that you walked away from and that now threatens to take over again. You are back in an old war zone getting ready for battle scars instead of being ready to receive welcomes and loving embraces from family members. Learn 4 ways you can reunite with your old self in ways that empower you so that you can enjoy family reunions in peace and with pride.
You can have the love of your life complete your hopes and dreams just like in the movies. Waiting and hoping it will just happen isn't the way to go. Learn how to prepare the ground work so that the special person just right for you can find you and create that wonderful partnership that makes you feel like a million dollars.
Withdrawing from your romantic relationship isn't the only option you have when you feel your needs are not noticed or attended to. You four other choices that involve improving your communication and framing your expectations in ways that will get you the attention and respect you crave.
Avoid holiday stress with family and loved ones by focusing on the symbols of the holidays rather than their rituals. Get two tips on passing over the troubled waters of relationship stress trying to please others, feeling trapped in the same arguments and having to compromise your needs. Learn how to ressurect the strong bonds of value and appreciation in one another that offer renewal and a promising future.
Betrayal by a loved one can fill you with rage and helplessness. Learn how to drill down under the anger of betrayal and discover what is eating away at your sense of security. Find your sense of control and power so that you can enjoy intimate relationships without fear of betrayal.