When Family Roles Shift & Evolve
If it’s one thing guaranteed to stay the same in life, it’s change. Kids grow up. Significant Others change jobs or open businesses. We change. We evolve. It’s a lot. Everyone as some point will find themselves dealing with major changes in relationships.
Here are 7 things to remember when dealing with major changes in relationships:
Let your relationship evolve
We must allow them to transform shift and change to accommodate us or we will outgrow them. By the way, it is okay to outgrow them sometimes.
Fulfill your responsibilities in the relationships
No healthy person wants to do for you what you need to do for yourself.
Respect others and yourself
Respect is a two way street, but you won’t receive respect you don’t give and can’t give respect to others unless you respect yourself.
Ensure the relationship remains a safe space
A safe environment to share and be free provides a safe haven for everyone involved to show up, be present, give love, and grow.
Know when to say, “No.” Protect your time, space, and energy. Do not give people more than is healthy for all.
Looking inward is a necessary practice to grow and evolve into your fullest potential. Reflect deeply and often. Evaluate your beliefs, intentions, and actions on a regular basis.
Honor growth as a part of life, we all grow
There’s an old saying that anything not growing is dead. Whether you believe that or not, growth is necessary for all of us. Let it happen. Enjoy it. You’ll be glad you did.
You can do this
Dealing with major changes in relationships will ensure that your relationships withstand the tests of time. After all, every person changes and will experience change in life. When going through changes, your relationships will be impacted by it. Be sure to create relationships that will stand the test of time. You will be glad you did.