We all find that we’re so busy these days that it can be hard to recognise when our relationship needs a little TLC. Which is such a shame when we think about the fact that in Nature, animals and plants are completely in tune with their needs at all times. For those of you who didn’t catch my recent blog – Self-care and Your Relationship – I thought I would post the following extract for some instant, actionable advice, so that you can tune in to yourself and your relationship, and understand your needs more easily.
So here goes!
Take some time with your partner to reflect together on any signs there might be that suggest that you are in need of some self-care, either as an individual or as a couple. In particular, think about whether either of you have noticed the following 5 signs:-
- You are arguing more than usual
- You are feeling less patient than usual with each other
- You have found yourselves snapping at each other over small things
- You feel that the passion has dwindled, or gone altogether
- You feel hopeless about things improving, or unmotivated to change
If any of these apply to your relationship, don’t feel too disheartened – they are all indications of opportunities for growth and change, and self-care might just enable that!
Whatever it is for you as an individual, or as a couple, that you feel that you need for self-care, will be completely individual. Some people have paid so little attention to self-care within their relationship, that actually they forget what it is that they used to do for fun or to recharge, before they took on bigger commitments. If you want to know what you can do about it, CLICK HERE to read my full blog post on the issue.
Take care for now!