How Can You Improve Your Relationships?
Relationships are a crucial part of our lives. They can be the support that we lean on in times of need and who we share our celebrations with. They are the mirrors that we get to see the many dimensions of ourselves in. We cannot survive without them, and they can be a source of tremendous blessing if you’re willing to open up and look.
It is often easy to take relationships for granted and forget that other people are not there just to serve you; they have their own thoughts, feelings and challenges that we can often forget about.
Who are the people that you love and care about? Focus on them. Taking the first step is often all that it takes to break the ice and for relationships to start flowing in the right direction again.
Yes, that means opening up. Having relationships requires vulnerability, and it can also mean that you change your focus to be more inclusive. Learning to walk in another’s shoes, see things from their perspective, most often leads to more meaningful and deeper connections.
Deepening Intimacy in your Relationships
Deepening your relationships, or getting closer is different for everyone. For some people, it might mean making more of an effort to just reach out and connect to someone, and for others, it could mean allowing some people to connect with them, for example. Relationships require that you become aware of your own internal dynamics so that you can build strong and healthy relationships moving forwards.
Here are some things to think about to improve your relationships:
- What do they need from you?
- What do you need from them?
- Vulnerability, Openness and Sharing. (where appropriate.)
- Transform your Shadow.
- Letting people know you care.
- Spending time with them.