In our relationships, self reflection goes a long way. It allows ups to make sure that everything we bring into the relationship isn’t tainted by clouded judgment and opinions, and to recognize any baggage that we may bring into the relationship. Self reflection can be difficult, however, because it will bring many insecurities into the open that we may not be ready to confront. Here are some ideas that may help break sown some barriers:
- If there are misunderstandings in your relationship, step back and ask yourself what is causing you to become confused. Just by simply trying to find out where the issues in communication are may help make you a better communicator
- If your partner always seems to make you upset constantly, it is imperative that you figure out what that is and why it makes you upset. It may not even be an issue with your partner but some baggage from the past that needs to be let go.
- Many times, our partner may say things that hurt us deeply. Try to make sure that this simply isn’t constructive criticism. They may simply be trying to help.
- Lastly, be brutally honest with yourself whenever you take time to reflect on yourself. If you gloss over anything, you can’t get down to the root of some issues that may be manifesting themselves in different forms.
There are many more ways to center yourselves and reflect, but I hope that these can be a start to some Grade A self reflection.