Perhaps there is no better institution than an emotionally committed relationship to help the best in us thrive. .
Ask yourself this question: Do I speak to manipulate, or do I speak to be known?
Speaking to manipulate or to change someone for self-benefit pushes him or her away and ultimately brings about more conflict. Apologies are needed for over-bearing behavior. Then from a position of guilt, you concede to your partner’s demands. All the while you resent the fact of not being heard, and consequently, your needs are not met.
Speaking to be known as a boundary, which defines your needs from your partners. With the “speaking to be known” boundary, you do not speak from a place of criticism or right versus wrong. You speak clearly who and what you are. This helps create the space where needs can be met.
An emotionally committed relationship is the single, most effective institution to bring forward the best in us. At Creative Counseling, Inc., Dallas, Texas, come and learn the art of “Soul Gazing” and transform your relationship to create the love you want.
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Love is complete in relationships when both individuals have good self-esteem. Healthy, relational esteem is the ability to maintain a clear sense of who you are while remaining close to someone who is important. This requires the skills of relational boundaries. At Creative Counseling, Inc., you will learn the skills necessary to be relational, and in turn, create an environment in which love can abound.
In a dysfunctional marriage or relationship, poor communication is not the only issue; it is not that simple. The inability to speak from a centered position of self-worth distorts the emotional truth and creates confusion making the relationship clouded and emotionally harmful.