Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Flourishing Relationships - Time Out!

Most of us at sometime in our lives go through a relationship break up. This is when we need some time out to do some work on ourselves. 

Koala Bear
Many people will make the mistake of going into another relationship almost immediately.When this happens we usually attract the same sort of person that we just left and guess what? This relationship does not work either as we repeat the same patterns as before.

When we are at the end of a relationship we need time out to think and to get to know ourselves a little better. 

We need to heal any emotional pain, and we need to decide what we want in a relationship. Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • What sort of person do you want as a partner?
  • How to you want to be treated within a relationship?
  • What exactly do you want to get out of a relationship?
  • What are you prepared to give to a relationship?

What has this got to do with Koala Bears? Not a lot really. 

However, the more we work on ourselves and grow ourselves our perspectives change and like the Koala at the top of a tree, we have a different view of the world from those who are still "living on the ground". 

This in turn means that we attract different kinds of people into our lives, giving us a better chance of having a "Flourishing Relationship".

Hilary Thompson
The Out and About Therapist
Facilitator at Flourishing Relationships Retreats

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