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Aug 16, 2017

When you are committed to a friendly, kind demeanor, others may see that as an opportunity to manipulate. In order to prevent ongoing toxicity, you will need to balance your goodness with firmness and boundaries. This will require certain internal adjustments to your surrounding circumstances, which will be identified in this podcast.

Something to Think about:

  • Every person you encounter has some form of woundedness, and they “require” you to take responsibility to make them feel good.
  • Sometimes the friendliest thing you can do is confront or be firm.
  • Not all people prioritize empathy or goodness like you do.

Let’s Talk:
In what circumstances has your friendliness worked against you? How does it make you feel?

Aug 8, 2017

Healthy relationships are built upon skills emphasizing connection and affirmation. Sometimes, though, a partner may be reluctant to connect, becoming avoidant. This can be especially common when conflicts arise. When this happens it is reasonable to attempt to connect, but in the event that it doesn’t happen, you will need to be poised to keep your cool. That is what we will address in this podcast.

Something to Think about:

  • Avoidant adults usually have a deep history of relationships that felt unsafe.
  • When the avoidant person predictably becomes defensive, you are under no obligation to play the role of the pursuer.
  • Trust is built when conflicts are managed with understanding and open-mindedness.

Let’s Talk:

When you feel someone is avoiding you unnecessarily, how does it impact you emotionally? In that moment, what healthy options do you have?

Aug 1, 2017

Variety is built into all creation, meaning our relationships are defined by differentness and uniqueness. Even so, we can still choose to be agreeable as we encounter those differences. Agreeable people are able to set aside a competitive spirit, realizing that we are all on the same team. Goodness and affirmation become first priority. In this podcast we will look at the ways you can put this vital trait into play.

Something to Think about:

  • Being agreeable means you are other-focused even as you pursue your personal goals.
  • Agreeable people can be assertive and firm; they do so inside the context of goodness.
  • Those who engage commonly with an agreeable person usually feel significant because of the relationship.

Let’s Talk Question:

What personal adjustments could you make so you could be more consistently known as an agreeable person?

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