We all know how challenging it can be to bring up certain topics in a relationship.
For many of us, it is hard to express our emotions, to share with our partner how we might be feeling.
We often worry how our partner might respond. They might get mad, they might get defensive, or even worse, what if they don't like us afterwards *gasp*.
These fears are common and are barriers that prevent us from being vulnerable in relationships.
We've all brought up things before that didn't go so well. Maybe our partner got defensive, maybe it sparked a fight, maybe it made us feel uncomfortable. Because of those negative interactions, we are less likely to bring up meaningful things in the future.
However, when we hold in our true thoughts and feelings in a relationship, it hinders the relationship from growing and further. Each time we express our feelings, we show another part of true-self to our partner.
The longer we hold things in, the bigger and scarier they become.
But what if there was a way in which we could bring up things to partner that would line us up for a better chance of it being a successful interaction?
In the video above, I share four tips that can help when bringing up challenging topics with your partner.
Use these tips to give yourself the confidence necessary to broach that topic you've been avoiding.
Like anything, a relationship takes time and practice. But be brave. Step outside your comfort zone and take the risk to express yourself to your partner.
You'll be surprised at the rewards its yields.
Still want more? I designed a free five day email course to help you get started on tackling difficult issues and recharging your relationship.
Each day you'll be sent an email with a video on the day's topic, interactive activities designed by me for you and your partner to complete, as well as questions to further conversations between the two of you.
Sounds sweet right? *ENROLL NOW*
What are you waiting for? Let it out. (In a loving, safe, and calm matter).