If God seems far away, who moved?
Connecting with Others
Sometimes struggle to connect authentically and vulnerably with others? If in a relationship that is unsatisfying, look at how you participate in it. Anything you can do differently?
Feeling lonely and sad because relationships weren’t as satisfying as wanted. When looking at my part in them, though, I realized that I kept mysel
f protected. Meaning I always looked good. No matter how sad, hurt, or angry feeling, maintaining composure and rarely asked for support. Not vulnerable or authentically connected with other people, although wanting that from them for myself.
Meeting needs for protection but at the same time preventing from meeting needs for connection, support, and intimacy. If struggling in a relationship, look at your own behavior and the needs behind it, and see if changes can get made in the strategies taken that will positively affect your experience.
Look at your relationships and see what things can get done to positively shift experience.