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Posted February 8, Reviewed by Lybi Ma. Most people I have coached or treated were in relationships they knew were over for a year or so before they actually ended it. This is really common. It happens for many reasons: Fear of leaving something. Fear of being alone. Guilt of hurting someone. Hope that it will get better. Not wanting to be the one who ends it. Thinking you can change someone. Not wanting to move out or ruin the living arrangement. So many reasons. They are all real.
This is one of the most difficult life questions to answer. It really is. There are so many factors in a relationship, controllable and uncontrollable, that come into play. There are so many internal shifts which can happen that are unexpected. There are revelations we have daily that change the dynamic and our choices. We are indecisive creatures who change like the wind, depending on our feelings and our thoughts. Because miracles happen. People change. There is no relationship doctor who can predict outcomes with percent certainty.
Are you losing yourself? Are you drifting from who you truly are? Do you no longer like yourself, respect yourself, or know yourself? Do you feel invisible and powerless, and have no sense of who you are anymore? Do you feel hollow? There is a ticking clock, and for some, depending on your fears, your story, your definitions, and so many other things, it could be months, or it could take a year. Wait — for the other person or the relationship to magically change. Do something. Besides the obvious, like couples counseling and communication, you start to rebuild your relationship with yourself.
So many people think that repairing a relationship only has to do with the dynamic and the other person. They forget about the relationship with themselves. So then the big question is: What does it look like to start working on your relationship with yourself?
Drowning in my thoughts. If you want to connect with yourself, you have to minimize the mental chatter. I lived from my chest. Connecting with me meant connecting to my breath and staying out of my head. We learn about ourselves through new experiences, not through our thoughts. That means we have to give them to ourselves. In these new experiences, I started to create new beliefs about myself. When you negotiate too much, you start drifting from you. Nonnegotiables created a framework for me to start rebuilding me.
I created nonnegotiables with friends, work, careeretc. Committing to promises I made to myself. This is how you build self-esteem. When it came to promises I made to myself, I talked a lot of trash, but rarely did anything. The action of keeping promises to you is what loving yourself looks like. This is how I started to trust myself again. I stopped exchanging my truth for membership.
I started to care less about what others thought and did what I felt was honest with me. In all areas of my life. I lost my voice many years ago. And when you lose your voice, you live muted. I allowed myself to be heard again, not only by speaking up but also through creative expression like writing. But before that, you have to know what you need.
I never really had a sense of purpose. So I just floated through life chasing things. Purpose gave me tracks. And it pulled me out of my own unhappiness, because there was now something greater. I worked out, but never really connected to my body. Movement through my body made me feel whole and complete, instead of just having parts. I finally started liking myself by accepting myself — all parts of me. As I started to let go of my insecurities and practice self-love and compassion, I realized how inificant all of that stuff was in the bigger picture.
I guess I never had a bigger picture before. As you go through this process of rediscovering and reconnecting with yourself, your relationship with your partner will either get better or worse. You guys will grow closer or drift apart.
Because as you change, the dynamic of your relationship will change. You will either rediscover love with your partner or drift. He continues to ride his motorcycle to sessions all over LA, meeting clients in coffee shops, gyms, on hikes. He's a published best selling author and speaker. Recognize when to leave your relationship. About the Author. Read Next. Back Psychology Today. Back Find a Therapist. Back Get Help. Personality Passive Aggression Personality Shyness.
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