Unlocking the Door to Healthy Connections
THE KEY Share in increments, over time. When doing this be careful not to overshare in a short period of time. As you share take note of how the friend responds, this helps us to know if they are earning the right to hear our story.
Yes, earning the right to hear your story!
How can someone earn this right?
Being nonjudgmental Hearing and seeing you for who you are in the moment that you are in.
Holding space for you Holding space for you to speak about things you are not proud of, of pain, of struggles and frustrations. Listening and supporting.
Unconditional love Love you through your strengths and struggles.
Be mindful not to share your story with people who
Somehow turns your moment of sharing into their own and you end up having to console him or her.
Those who feel sorry for you (sympathize) instead of feeling with you (empathize)
Those who expect you to be superhuman and perfect, being disappointment with your imperfections.
Those who belittle your concerns when you share as not being as bad as you feel they are.
Those who have the attitude that they have it worse or seen worse. Individuals who when you share always has something to say to try and out do what you have shared. When you are sharing and connecting with individuals who are nonjudgmental, who hold a space for you, and love you through your struggles, you have unlocked the door that leads you down the path of beautiful connections. Be Intentionally Hopeful & Authentically You. By: Chautè Thompson, LMHC, CDWF
I am Chautè Henry Thompson, licensed psychotherapist, Relationship and Restoration Expert. I help women who have experienced significant breakups to Rediscover and Redefine themselves, cultivating healthier relationships with self and others. If you are looking for support in healing after divorce or significant breakups you can join my newsletter list for free monthly resources and support.
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