At Inner Life Transformations, almost all our work has to do with relationships: understanding them, growing with them, healing them, and learning from them. Some relationships are wonderfully embracing and energy-giving. Others may be seriously energy-depleting or even toxic. How do we handle each type? Who are these relationships with? Self, Family, Friends, Coworkers, Superiors, and Higher Power. Problems in any of these relationships is the fertile ground for counseling or coaching. The goal is resolution and healing. So, for the next few weeks we will explore some of the ways we address problems in relationships. Below you will see the topics with some tips and introductory reading resources to get you started, but each week’s blog will dive in much deeper.
Inner Children: The Relationship Within
Tip: When your Adult Within is finally, lovingly in charge, your Inner Children are no longer running your life and they are quite relieved to let go of these often-overwhelming adult responsibilities (overwhelming for a child or teen anyway).
Book: Homecoming by John Bradshaw
Codependency: The Relationship Without
Tip: One sign of codependency is finding yourself in the Rescuer Role over and over in your relationships. The pattern can be broken.
Book: Women Who Love Too Much by Robin Norwood
Dating in the 21st Century: Could it be any crazier?
Tip: In case you hadn’t noticed (LOL), all the old rules are gone.
Book: Mars and Venus on a Date by John Gray
Common Mistakes and Sabotages in Love Relationships
Tip: Unconsciously feeling you don’t deserve love.
Book: The Man’s Guide to Women by John and Juli