Nature or Nurture?

Tending to our gardens or plants, and watching them flourish under the right conditions, can remind us that as part of Nature too, we are all products of our environment.

Both Nature and nurture play a huge role in how we view and respond to relationships with our partners when we reach adulthood.

If we feel safe, held and cared for as children; if we experience open and honest communication from our parents and family members; if we are brought up in an environment of trust and respect; we grow up expecting that in our romantic relationships.

And and of course the opposite is also true.

Not all of us are fortunate enough to experience such an environment, and we can end up in relationships where we feel less than secure, respected, or connected as a result.

Our past has a huge influence over our present. Sometimes, the key to understanding our relationship problems in the present, lies in the past. The answers may not always be obvious, and they are often surprising.

If you are struggling to understand why certain issues arise in your relationship, try asking yourself following questions about your childhood experiences: –

  • What was your relationship like with your parents?
  • What was your parent’s relationship like with each-other?
  • How was affection demonstrated in your family?
  • How were problems addressed or resolved?
  • What was the communication like in your family?

Then ask yourself the same questions about your current relationship with your partner: –

  • How would you describe your relationship with your partner?
  • How do you demonstrate affection to your partner?
  • How do you address or resolve problems in your relationship?
  • What is the communication like in your relationship?

Do you notice any similarities?

If so, and you are struggling with any aspect of your relationship, the guidance of an expert Relationship Coach could help. Increasing your awareness of any links between the past and present means that you can make the unconscious conscious. And once your issues are in plain sight, you can work with them, and release yourself from getting stuck in the same relationship cycles.


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