DISEMPOWERING vs. EMPOWERING Relationships
Updated: Jul 16, 2020
Even the best of us, with the best intentions
Can fall into disempowering patterns -
Usually they are unintentional, start small, build overtime
& if we aren’t careful turn into disempowering relationships.
Relationships bring it all out — the good & the bad
With that come some of our not-so-finer moments 😬
& The not-so-pretty sides of ourselves🙈
Unfortunately, many of us have grown up without an abundance (if any) thriving relationship role models
Along with receiving a plethora of confusing, unrealistic & ultimately disempowering messages from TV & movies (think Disney movies, rom-coms, teen dramas, 'reality' tv shows)
This combination leads many of us struggling when it comes to relationships,
Unintentionally, creating disempowering relationships.
We are wired for connection, we crave love,
& we deserve relationships that feel deeply fulfilling, supportive, inspiring, joyful
& ultimately empowering
It starts with AWARENESS.
Let's start with the positive - take a look at the Empowering list - where do you and your partner display these behaviors? Celebrate yourself & go appreciate your partner for their empowering contributions.
Now let's take a look at the Disempowering list - be honest with yourself (I know admitting our flaws is rough - but remember WE ALL HAVE THEM) - where do you or your partner exhibit these behaviors?
Okay now comes the COMMITMENT.
For the Disempowering patterns you identify with - look at the Empowering antidote - How can you switch it up & commit yourself to showing up differently?
Once you are aware of your & your partner's disempowering patterns & you know how you would rather be showing up - it's a matter of catching yourself in it & switching it up - over & over again.
This is a simplified approach & there are many many more tools and information I will continue to share with you how to create the love lives they desire & absolutely deserve.