Why We Aren’t Getting What We Want In Our Relationships ~ Elephant Journal

Dina Strada Dating, Relationships & Love, Self-Love, Vulnerability 0 Comments

“Rather than letting our negativity get the better of us, we could acknowledge that right now we feel like a piece of shit and not be squeamish about taking a good look.” ~ Pema Chödrön

This week was one of those weeks I had to take a good look at myself.

Those low level feelings of sadness, discomfort, anxiety and feeling like complete sh*t were whispering in their insistent, annoying little voices and I was choosing to ignore them.

Because, you know…I’ve got this. This whole working full time, commuting two hours a day, taking on more clients, doing coaching/healing work and trying to be a good friend and a mother and a mentor. Oh…and this new Mastermind class I’m taking.

Yep. I’ve got that too. Squeezed that right in.

And I wasn’t setting boundaries. With anyone, but mainly myself.

Let it be known that I’m phenomenal at telling my clients and friends how to set them. How to honor themselves and what they want in their relationships…whether it be the relationship with themselves, a friend, a co-worker, or a lover. I clearly see where they aren’t being honest.

I listen as they tell me they want one thing, but then can’t communicate that to another person or are accepting so much less than what they truly desire, because they don’t want to come across a certain way. Too demanding, too needy, too straight forward, too something that would actually be honoring who they are and what they’re feeling.

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