Our “GUEST BLOG” series continues and we excitedly introduce you to Michigan, USA resident Amy Henson.
A few self words about Amy as we introduce you to her uplifting positive energy blog:
Amy Henson is a licensed counselor specializing in trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and couples counseling. After personal experiences left her at a point of great transition herself, Amy redefined herself and created a life of true fulfillment and meaning. She currently works in private practice in southeast Michigan where she lives with her husband and three sons.
We further share her positive story…….
So, you’ve finally found him or her: your perfect partner. You commit to each other to love and support one another, to stand by one another through thick and thin, and to keep the energy positive. What, that wasn’t part of the deal?
When we make our lifetime commitment, whether it be in marriage or a partnership, we anticipate it will require work: work at communicating, work at compromising, and work at resolving conflict. But, do we realize it will require concentrated effort at keeping the energy positive?
Too often, especially after a relationship becomes “seasoned,” we get so wrapped up in the busy-ness of life and stressors outside the home that our partners and family members become the recipients of “dumping.” We “know” we have their unconditional love, and too often take that for granted: we save our kind gestures, positive attitudes, and other general niceties for the people we believe we have to impress or “win over.” Our significant others often don’t receive the kind of compliments we give others, or positive regard in general. A significant indicator of a troubled relationship, in fact, is when the positive interactions are outnumbered by the negative ones. Even something so simple as failing to show interest in what interests our partner can lead to hurt feelings…which can lead to resentment…which can lead to the destroyer of relationships: contempt.
You likely know that extending kindness to others brings the one who is offering it more joy and meaning to their own life. Guess what? Extending loving positive regard, showing kindness to our partners will actually help us to feel more in love, more fulfilled, more positive. Swallow your pride, forgive when necessary, communicate your own feelings and needs, and show loving, gracious kindness…and the positive energy will overflow.
“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” –Mother Teresa
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