Supportive Relationships and Their Power to Transform Your Life

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Supportive Relationships & Creating Your Best life…

What do you think about when you hear the expression supportive relationships? Does it conjure up the notion of the love and support of an intimate partner, good friends, work colleague, family members or business partners?

We’ve probably all heard the notion that we are who we hang around with, sort of like you are what you eat…

Growing up you may have been encouraged to hang around with “good” kids and stay away from “bad” kids…

And that same “principle” appears to hold true throughout our lives in certain ways…

Surround yourself with positive friends, family and business partners and you can vastly improve your life…

Be surrounded by the opposite and suffer the consequences…

As many of you will know, having unsupportive relationships in your life can feel like being in the midst of a storm, constantly buffeted about by high winds and heavy rains of negative emotions and toxic words…

So, is it any surprise that having a supportive partner often encourages personal development as this article excerpt shows (the full article is worth checking out)…

Partner Power: Supportive Relationships Linked To Personal Development. Now if you want to understand yours or your partner’s motives for encouraging/supporting or not encouraging/supporting one another in making decisions that lead to the other’s personal development, here are some statements to consider (taken from the  Partner Power: Supportive Relationships Linked To Personal Development – HuffPost UK

Supportive partners & supportive relationships enhance our growth and development as human beings…

Imagine that… Glad to see that there is some research to support what we all likely know instinctively…

… and as this article shows being in a toxic relationship can be devastating…

https://www.revelstokemountaineer.com/signs-youre-in-a-toxic-relationship/“Even picture perfect relationships may hide emotional abuse which over time wears at a person’s self-esteem and strength. … supportive. We want our partners to provide strength and comfort to us and yet often, in abusive relationships, we’re left … Signs you’re in a toxic relationship – Revelstoke Mountaineer”

So, if those are terrible, awful relationships, what makes up a good relationship?

Well, this article sheds some light on that…

14 Questions to Ask About the Quality of Your Relationship – Psychology Today (blog)

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201709/14-questions-ask-about-the-quality-your-relationship14 Questions to Ask About the Quality of Your Relationship – With the number of theories about relationships proposed by psychologists, not to mention poets, philosophers, and playwrights, it may seem impossible to come up with anything approaching a reasonable number. 14 Questions to Ask About the Quality of Your Relationship – Psychology Today (blog)

So, why talk about Supportive Relationships on a website about Lifestyle Design?

Well, to live a quality life filled with joy and happiness it often means that you need to do two things and they can both actually be difficult…

  1. Surround yourself with supportive people – This seems easy on the surface, but sometimes you have to take risks to make new friends or change negative mindsets that limit your growth…
  2. Let go of relationships that are holding you back, or buffer yourself from their effects when you can’t let them go – Some people take a hard line on this one and say that you should just dump anyone in your life that is not supportive… Wow, that’s pretty harsh in my view and doesn’t take the complexities of life, human nature, and relationships into account, at least the way that I understand them…

Having the kind of life you want requires conscious choice and decisions. It’s easy to become complacent and just coast with the normal and routine, but in order to really achieve what you want in life, you have to go for it, put effort into it, plan for it and overcome obstacles…

Along your journey consider the role that the relationships in your life play in your overall level of happiness and spend some time thinking about how you can improve your life and circumstances through the power of supportive relationships…

You might want to follow up by taking a look at this post on How To Turn Your Dreams Into Reality