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Are Your Relationships Draining You?

April 25, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 308

Our relationships can enhance our well-being or they can drain the energy from us. We cannot stop getting older but there is a lot we can do to reduce the stress that comes from unresolved relationship conflict.Relationship struggles are one of the biggest energy drainers that lead to chronic stress. This stress will in time affect our health and well-being.

Here is an example that describes a work situation that was causing considerable stress to Ann who was a successful professional woman.It was when she got a new boss that Ann began feeling much stress.This man, in contrast to her previous hands off boss, was a micromanager and critical.

Ann was at the point of seriously considering a job change except that she loved the professional challenges of this job. It got so bad that she dreaded going to work, was irritable and discouraged. With coaching help Ann made the decision to relate differently to him.

She began relating to him in the present from an equal basis rather than from the hierarchical model that he seemed to prefer.She started treatinghim with respect and saw that he relied on his bossiness because he lacked the skills to be an egalitarian leader. As she began to operate from a position of equality she started to feel more in control .She realized that she had reacted to him with intimidation. With a mindset of equality she stayed mentally in charge of herself and could see his process clearly without becoming emotionally drawn into it.

Whenever we find ourselves in a relationship situation that is causing us chronic stress it becomes vital to look for a solution.Here is a quote by George Bernard Shaw that speaks to this:

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are.I don't believe in circumstances.The people who get on in this world and the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them.

To learn more about strengthening Communication in Relationships I invite you to visit and claim your special report on SPEAK FROM THE HEART AND GROW YOUR RELATIONSHIP.

Kristina von Rosenvinge is passionate about helping individuals and couples grow in their self-mastery and increase their relationship skills in order to enjoy personal and business success.

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