Happy Hump Day: When we relinquish control of our lives to someone else, we also relinquish responsibility for our happiness, our well-being, our growth, and our choices. It’s healthy to want to be nurtured by someone. I admit when I am not feeling 100 it’s something I need.
A significant other can make our lives easier. We are sent helpers, friends, and lovers. I am learning the difference between receiving help and support and being controlled. There’s a difference to surrendering to love and surrendering to control.
Therapist Corner: Don’t make other people responsible for delineating your boundaries. It’s your job to take responsibility for your choices, happiness, your well-being, your comings, your goings, and your own journey. Start to set yourself free. Love exists only where freedom exists. Create relationships that are equal. Sometimes you have to tell yourself “no more” to achieve more in life. You are responsible for your own happiness.