Periodically we find ourselves in unhealthy relationships with either our significance other, friends or family. One-sided relationships, which we are doing all of the giving and the other person does all of the taking. This type of relationship can leave us feeling taken advantage of or resentful.
If you are feeling plagued by unhealthy relationship(s), take charge of your life and empower yourself with good choices. Choose not to participate in relationships that are either filled with drama or that drain you from your precious energy.
So what does empowerment really mean? Well according to the definition, it is defined as “give the power or authority; to enable or permit: Give yourself permission to release the relationships that are not longer working for you.
So where do you begin? In Finding Sane Relationships in a Crazy World, the reader is asked to take an inventory to their existing relationships. When you have some quite time, make a list of the people in your life. Once you have completed your list go back and really think about your emotions surrounding each person. Be as honest as you can knowing you do not need to share this list with anyone if you choose not to.
While creating your list be aware of the people on the list where you feel negative emotions, anger, resentment or stress.
Once you have evaluated the list go back and identify the unhealthy relationships and make a conscious decision to either end the relationship or to limit your participation in the relationship.
At then end of the day it is important to remember that you have choices in life. You have the power to make good choices when in comes to the people you have relationships with.
Exercise your power don’t let other drain you of your power!