“We human beings are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others’ actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do not benefit from others’ activities. For this reason, it is hardly surprising that most of our happiness arises in the context of our relationships with others.” – Dalai Lama
We are social creatures, indeed. When healthy, our personal and family relationships provide us with a sanctuary, a safe place to support us through life. If relationships are unhealthy or even abusive, we should look more carefully at ourselves in relation to others in order to resolve conflicts or reconcile with past hurts.
Key to happy relationships is the ability to set clear and healthy boundaries, to be aware of what our needs are, what it is acceptable and what we cannot compromise on. In order to achieve this we must overcome low self-esteem and passivity; we need to acknowledge who we really are, make changes to what can be changed and accept the rest. The process of discovery of the Self may be long and uncomfortable, but it is undoubtedly rewarding.
If you are anxious or depressed because of current or past relationship issues; if you need to make sense of something that you felt has been abusing you or people around you; if you have felt excluded because of your sexuality, race, culture or anything else that defines you as human being, you may feel that it is now the time to break the pattern of dysfunctional relationships and re-own your true Self.
I am here to support you in this process.