Sometimes, even when we have a healthy, balanced relationship, we can feel isolated, either as individuals or as a couple. Because our partner cannot meet all of our needs, all of the time.
In a healthy, inter-dependent relationship, we can have our own hobbies, interests or pursuits.
When you become too dependent on each-other, you can end up being cut-off from family, friends and the wider community.
It’s important not to underestimate the importance of support outside of the relationship. I’ve seen many couples who had been coping very well in their relationships, until they had a baby, or moved to a remote location, suddenly finding that the support wasn’t there when they ran into problems. Even being able to get the help of a babysitter once in a while and go out together as a couple can make a huge difference to your relationship.
Being connected to others in some way can take some of the pressure off of the relationship. That can be through community work/groups, church, football, running clubs, or simply staying in regular contact with family and friends.
But remember the importance of balance – too much time with multiple commitments can leave you with not enough time for your relationship.
Consider the following:-
- Do you get enough time to yourself?
- Do you see friends or family as often as you’d like?
- Do you and your partner have a good social circle?
- Do you spend too much time on your hobbies/with friends, and not enough with your partner?
If you want to explore this and other important needs in your relationship, why not contact me today for an informal discussion of how I can help you get your relationship needs met once and for all? Simply click on the button below to message me!
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