Thank you so much for your interest in The Insight, by Sheba. I hope you enjoyed this week’s blogs about “Influences on Relationships.”
Next week’s topic will be “Trust in Relationships.”
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- We limit ourselves and our potential to form great relationships when we judge people based on their appearances and on their relationships with others. We are all multifaceted individuals and should maintain relationships that serve different aspects of our personalities. Being open to receive what life has to offer by way of new relationships stems from one’s ability to choose a nonjudgmental path in life.
- Love is not strictly for people in relationships. Yes, Valentine’s Day gives us a good reason to celebrate and dote on loved ones and close friends, but why not use it as an excuse to dote on yourself? Enjoy the holiday in a manner that serves you. Remind your friends and your loved ones how much you value the relationships you have with them, but also take the time to remind yourself of your own worth.
- Positivity, encouragement and humor are just a few of the key ingredients in a successful relationship. Think about the reasons you use the word “Love” when you are talking to your partner and what it really means to you. Research suggests that one indicator of love is truly giving of yourself for the betterment of someone else. That is just one aspect of a lasting relationship.
- If you are in a relationship, make sure the other person knows you are committed. If there is disagreement, focus on the issue and not the emotions evoked by the problem. Be honest with your partner and, more importantly, with yourself when weighing both sides of the problem. Accept blame, admit fault and humbly apologize when necessary. Prioritize relationship resolutions and goals. The people you love the most are far more important than the little habits we all have that may frustrate them.
The Insight— Love is no more or less for one person than it is for any other, nor is it applicable strictly in romantic relationships. Every relationship we begin or continue to do develop is meaningful. We must commit ourselves to valuing and respecting the people with whom we share these relationships as well as the relationships themselves. Don’t limit yourself to surface level relationships. Go beyond appearance and first impressions to discover relationships where you never imagined you’d find one. We can do these things in new, fun, and exciting ways. Enjoy yourself and your relationships!
Have a wonderful weekend!
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