We form relationships everywhere we go, they may be fleeting, your Cornershop owner or supermarket attendant or more established, a long term work colleagues, family member or your significant other. The point is, they all see you more than you think they do. Regardless of what our minds tell us we don't exist in a bubble for one.
It's not often I'm taken by surprise but a few times I have been and the last few times have been down to someone close pointing out something I thought had gone unnoticed. Whether this being that I've myself last, I've taken on too much or that I'm stepping up and doing what it takes to take care of my family. All of the things I thought weren't noticed but were.
We think we have all handled, hidden and the swan is gliding on the surface but that's not reality. Just because others don't draw attention to things doesn't mean they don't notice them. With his insight, I ask you to consider the things you and trying to remain unnoticed and ask yourself why. Could your relationship be strengthened by showing vulnerability, talking about how you feel, showing your true self and asking for help when you need it? I think we both know the answer to this, it's a resounding yes!!!
If this feels familiar and it's something you find hard, working on what's stopping you is a great start. Your relationship will thank you for it later down the line. There is amazing power in sharing your whole self with the world. Are you ready to begin? It's time to step out of the shadows.
I know how challenging relationships can be and how exhausting it is when things don't feel right. It is emotionally draining and you can feel so alone. Don't suffer, if you need support make the first step, and start today, with a no-obligation chat. I'm sure you feel better once you say things out loud.
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