Or call it connection... either way, it’s vital to life and staying healthy. Stress alone will take down the immune system...Add lonely to the equation and the effects are twice as bad.
People without social contact are at the greatest risk for illness.
Now, take a deep breath and start assessing your connections. Are you a giver? How much do you let others support you?
If you could step just outside of the relationship to see it for what it actually is, you may observe some deep imbalances. Those who give don’t “feel right” being given back to and quite often expects that IF they allow it, it must come from the person that was originally given to.. when someone else is just waiting in the wings to be the one to help without question.
Or are you one to not extend out to others perhaps, in fear of getting hurt? There is a divine cycle in life that is of giving and receiving. And if one of the sides is lopsided it’s time to check in and start setting boundaries (see number 4 autonomy) or digging deeper to contribute more.
This concept is always in flux as people are constantly growing and changing. Some relationships don’t last forever, no matter the type and when they leave, they leave room for others to come in and meet us where we are at.
So, feel this, read it a few times, give it room and time to play out. Extend yourself permission to make mistakes, celebrate the small things while taking these steps.. it’s a process. Enjoy the journey.
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