As humans, we find meaning in experiencing life with others. This is what gives us purpose and adds enjoyment to our life’s journey. However, at times these relationships can become challenging and create stress. Sometimes these relationships can be destructive, creating distance and disconnection.
The parties involved can feel alienated, unsafe and unhappy. Identifying our emotional responses to specific triggers can be helpful in developing new insights. Seeking the help of an empathetic professional can help to get a different perspective.
A desirable way forward can be negotiated with mutually acceptable benefits. Setting boundaries can help to provide new, healthier terms of engagement. The use of open, honest and clear communication builds trust and is a helpful foundation for a healthy relationship.
This process may take time, but the benefits are worth it.