As a therapist that specializes in relationships, I have seen the impact and long term consequences of small choices made consistently over time, on the health and vitality of relationships. Whether you are in a partnered relationship or simply want to improve your interpersonal relationships with family, friends or coworkers, the topic of this post can greatly enliven your connection and bridge any gaps that may have evolved over time.
Overall relationship satisfaction is heavily influenced by our own contributions and the behaviors that we allow ourselves to participate in. While it is true that some people are more difficult to have relationships with than other, I make a particular point in my clinical work to steer away from trying to change or control the behaviors of others. Trying to do so is futile and often results in anger, frustration and extreme dissatisfaction on both parts.
Because relationships seem to…
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