Thank you so much for your interest in The Insight, by Sheba. I hope you enjoyed this week’s blogs about “Building Relationships.”
Next week’s topic will be “Influences on Relationships.”
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- It’s easy to put your best self forward when trying to make a good first impression, but if those characteristics aren’t characteristic of you, you’re not really putting your best self forward you are projecting the image you want others to see. In time, the energy level needed to sustain your projected image becomes harder to maintain and the real you returns. Play up your positive qualities but only as far as you plan on maintaining them. Be true to your real self and be the person you want to be starting now. Work toward building the positive attributes you present when first meeting others today and every day.
- We each differ in our identities, wants and needs, but that doesn’t mean we can’t form healthy lasting relationships despite those differences. Make it a point to understand yours and your partner’s attachment style to limit assumptions with regard to expectations. Set expectations early in the relationship. You deserve to be in a healthy, fulfilling relationship in which you feel you are receiving equal benefits for the investment you put into the relationship.
- Focus on and encourage the positive aspects of your romantic partner and your relationship. It’s that simple. Positivity breeds happiness and optimism.
- Building a strong relationship is important to your own personal identity. Foster strong, positive interpersonal connections that build you up as a person and inspire you to do the same for your romantic partner.
The Insight— Building a strong, healthy, lasting relationship is no easy task, but it’s well worth the effort. Know yourself. Never compromise who you are for the sake of making a good first impression. Set expectations for yourself and invite your significant other to do the same. The idea is to build a strong connection and foster mutual happiness. Maintain a positive attitude despite the negativity that may arise. Engage in relationships that build up your identity and make you stronger as a person.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Creating Positive Perspectives for Life