On Sunday I posted “The Key To Healthy Relationships” which was very hard for me to write. I decided to go live on instagram to further explain the message I wanted to relay. If you missed out on either of these take a moment to check them out. This post will be here when you get back.
In writing that post and having the discussion on instagram I felt compelled to go one step further in setting the foundation for the relationship theme this week. In this post we identify the first relationships we know. Our blueprint for relationships, if you will, parents and guardians. It is something we do not think about. Something I am sure they do not think about. However, the way your parents interact with you from the moment you are born (as well as how they interact with others around you) plays an enormous role in the way you have relationships with other people.
I am telling you this because you need to revisit your childhood and analyze the relationships you had with your parents growing up. Look at the way they treated you and how you treated them. Look at the way you saw them have relationships with other people. Then look at the relationships you currently have or once had and see if you can identify similarities.
Regardless of how our relationships were with our parents and guardians our understanding of relationships and having expectations comes from this. This post serves the purpose of informing you that your past plays a huge role in who you are today and how you relationship. I wrote this post to suggest that you take a deeper look at your relationships to see if they contain the four keys to healthy relationships. Make sure you are doing your best with each key. If any of your relationships do not contain the four keys you must do the necessary work to instill them into that relationship. If the other party is not willing, it is in your best interest to put an end to that relationship.
Comment below and let me know if you see some similarities after analyzing these relationships. What are they and do they need to change? How do you plan to implement the four keys?