Life and Relationships Can Be Complicated!
Am I supposed to forfeit my dreams
for the sake of the relationship?
Am I supposed to be whole as an "individual"
or is my partner supposed to "complete" me?
Am I looking for a soul mate... a best friend?
What's the difference?
Am I supposed to "sacrifice" for my relationship
or am I supposed to do what makes ME happy?
Society and history have led us to believe that our relationship goals should be based on a long-term commitment to another person that includes work, sacrifice, and pushing aside our dreams for the good of the relationship.
Unfortunately, when we deny ourselves and our partners the opportunity to grow, we slowly begin to resent our partner, the relationship suffers and we start to "grow apart". (Sound familiar?)
You don't have to see the whole staircase...
Just take the first step!
(Martin Luther King Jr,)
Life is constantly changing, and so are we; both as individuals and as a couple. We are all constantly "growing" , so it's important that we also grow inside our relationships. We need to stay "connected"!
In a “conscious” relationship, we recognize the importance of this growth and rather than trying to suppress it, we support it... in fact, we encourage it.