Sharing Emotional Growth With Your Partner - Neeta Bhushan
Emotional Growth

Sharing Emotional Growth With Your Partner

Emotional growth is truly AMAZING but can also be difficult at the same time. Being on a personal growth journal can feel very “personal” but how do you share that with your partner? There is also a difference between sharing your growth and experiences and wanting to change someone to ask them to adopt your new lifestyle. Ladies, just remember that we all have different experiences but if you focus on changing yourself, with true authenticity, any relationship you have will automatically change – this is true in romantic relationships but also with friends, family, and colleagues. These may be slight changes that you may not notice at first but just the vibe or the energy in your relationships will shift when you are on an emotional growth path. Even though you may be not actively sharing your emotional growth with your partner, you absolutely are energetically sharing which can become a catalyst for someone else’s change.

Here are 5 ways to share emotional growth:

  • Remember to check in with yourself. When we improve our self-awareness, we begin to notice and verbalize feelings. Being able to acknowledge what’s going on from a place of curiosity, we are able to share our feelings with a partner in a clear way.
  • Create space for your feelings. When we practice mindfulness, we are able to tap into our emotions and understand how we react and respond. This is MASSIVE. So, take inventory, take notice of your feelings and pay attention to how you are reacting and responding to your partner. Has this changed since you have been experiencing emotional growth?
  • Allow yourself to be vulnerable. Even though you are experiencing emotional growth, remember to still let go and allow yourself to feel emotionally comfortable and completely open with your partner. Sometimes perfectionism can make us feel like we have to control our emotions, even if we are on a personal journey but make sure to allow yourself to be vulnerable with your partner.
  • It’s okay to ask for help from your partner. Part of sharing emotional growth is the ability to emotionally hold space for yourself but for others as well. But this also includes asking for help. Knowing when to reach out is a sign of courage and true emotional growth.
  • It’s okay to be wrong. Even though you may be on a journey of emotional growth, just remember not to be too hard on yourself and it’s OK to be wrong and make mistakes. It’s part of the process! Being able to know when we are in the wrong takes self-compassion and allowing yourself to open up and share with your partner. This is all apart of the emotional growth process.

Ladies, just remember that wherever you are in your emotional growth journey be kind to yourself and practice self-love. That is enough to become a catalyst for someone else’s change.