It’s very easy to get into any of the unhealthy relationship dynamics shown in the models of Monday’s post. Honestly assess whether you have been in any and how you came to enter into them. How did you experience them as unhealthy? What impact did the dynamic have upon the relationship?
Equally it’s important to assess which of the unhealthy relationship behaviors you have exhibited in the past. Do you have a pattern of exhibiting the same unhealthy behaviors? What draws you to exhibit these behaviors? What advantages do you think at the time they will give you? Once you understand the answers to these questions ask yourself, what were the disadvantages and damaging effects upon the relationship as a result of these behaviors? How could you avoid them in future?
Once you’ve written down your answers in black and white you are bound to have a stronger resolve to better recognize them in future and avoid them at all costs.
What unhealthy relationship behaviors do you struggle with? After doing this exercise do you have more motivation to avoid them in future? How will you do so? Please share your thoughts in the comments below to gain encouragement, insight and support from our community, we’d love to hear from you.