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Welcome to my “Intentional Relationships Series” where you’ll get great ideas on how to “level it up” for that thriving and dynamic relationship.
Great relationships feature a healthy sense of self, independence and interdependence. It can be a delicate balance that may have you relying or conforming to your partner too much, leaving you without purpose or direction. Alternatively, too much independence can leave you living like flat-mates, little support and have no chance of attaining joint goals. When there is a mutual recognition and respect for personal space and individuality, your intimate relationship flourishes.
When you’ve achieved that wonderful balance, your relationship features:
Throughout my Counselling, I notice these common themes when couples go askew:
How do we achieve the golden balance?
Know that you’re not designed predetermined to be the shadow of your spouse, nor their dictator! You were created with the freedom and responsibility to complement them. When you enjoy this wonderful balance, you’re free to express your thoughts, feelings and desires. You can stand firm when your principles and values are compromised. You also openly welcome the opinions of your partner and remain considerate of alternative perspective besides your own.
Regularly find this synergy and you both shine as an even better version of yourselves grounded in mutual admiration, encouragement and respect. Next week: Are you withholding love in your relationship?
Joanne Wilson is the weekly columnist for the Sunshine Coast Daily Weekend magazine, weekly radio guest, professional relationship counsellor and certified neuropsychotherapy practitioner of TheConfidante Counselling. She is based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland - Australia. You can contact her at: www.theconfidantecounselling.com or email HERE.
Joanne will be your Confidante, enabling you to speak freely in complete confidence and serenity. An integrated approach tailored to your specific needs will be utilised.
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Relationship Specialist for Individuals and Couples servicing areas including Caloundra, Noosa, Noosaville, Buderim, Mountain Creek, Gympie.