COUPLES & FAMILIES
No matter how you define your relationship or family, challenges are not a matter of 'IF', but 'WHEN'!
Intimate relationships are often said to be 50-50. To look at it that way can mean that the two people involved are holding back a significant portion of yourselves. Inadvertently, mistrust, miscommunication, misconception, and misunderstanding creep in. Love, and acceptance are replaced with the fear of rejection and abandonment. Here are your choices: fight for it, end it, or become stuck?! Now the fears that dwell in your relationship are seeping into other areas of your life.
Consider a different perspective; seeing the relationship as 100-100. Meaning both individuals are putting in 100% leaving no room for fear, but creating an emotionally stable environment where both are safe to share thoughts, feelings, and even disagree.
Today's family comes in all different shapes, colors, and sizes. Alongside the heterosexual couple with 2 kids, there are same-sex families, grandparent-led households, single parent households, mixed ethnicity families, and those that decide to live together as a family.
Financial struggles, secrets, grudges, personality clashes, role confusion, etc., - this fosters an unstable and sometimes unsafe environment full of toxic energy, distrust, and chaos.
A healthy family unit is achievable.