What are your most important relationships?
• Your spouse or partner?
• Your children or someone depending on you?
• Your parents or siblings?
• Your friends?
• Your relationship with God and your faith community?
• Your work, career, life-calling?
• Your physical, emotional and spiritual health?
• Something else?
What do successful relationships look like?
May I suggest that success is not so much a destination that you reach as it is taking positive, purposeful, intentional steps today along that journey.
And doing it again tomorrow. And again the day after that.
As is always the case, something happens while we’re on that journey. Life happens. Conflicts arise between you and your spouse. Or between you and your children. You and your parents or siblings. Your friends. Your faith community. Your colleagues at work.
Life is filled with challenges. Stress. Worry. Anxiety. Depression. Addictions to substances or activities can us with a false promise of a quick way to escape or cope with conflicts like these.
Everyone goes through difficult times. You already know that.
Some people go through.
Others get stuck.
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What is it that enables some people to get through the challenges, while others become mired? The answer may be found in decisions we make during those times.
The decision to lean into our most important relationships.
The decision to evaluate our self-talk as we’re going through difficult times.
The decision to challenge and replace toxic thinking with realistic and hope-based self-talk.
The decision to turn our lives over to the care of God.
The decision to talk about our struggles with a trusted friend, coach, pastor, or counselor.
The decision to persevere. And do it again tomorrow.
There are no simple answers to complex problems. But the positive choices you make today can lead you to a better future.
Craig LovingWhether as a counselor or as a coach, I enjoy forming a solid working relationship with my clients in order to help them achieve their goal. I think deeply about the issues that my clients wrestle with. My clients know they won’t receive simplistic answers to complex problems.
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