Navigating the relationships in your life can be difficult. Between personal, familial, professional and acquaintance relationships you can feel drained.
Finding personal boundaries with others when you have family responsibility seems like a no brainer, but it can be the root cause of plenty of dissatisfaction for both parties. It is inevitable that spending time in one area will take away from another. Balance in our relationships helps us to feel supported and supports the ones we love in return.
A lot of what is draining in relationships has no immediate connection to here and now. It is the relational history and the emotional makeup of the individuals in the relationship that are interacting. Whether it is a personal friendship or brief acquaintance, these relationship require a certain amount of energy and skill. Develop or sharpen your interpersonal skills with counseling.
Even if the relationship is not with a family member, a family systems approach to evaluating your personal relationships can help you navigate your place and establish appropriate boundaries. Counseling can help you to discover the meaning behind the most draining relationships in your life and reduce their impact.
"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed".
- Carl Jung