Relationships are an intricate and delicate balance between two people. It’s important to recognize that relationships can find a consistent middle ground. To ensure you find that balance, it’s critical to identify the needs and preferences of each person in the relationship—your own as well as your partner’s.
Knowing each other’s needs can help you understand how best to bend without breaking. This means knowing how far you can go before either of your needs get disregarded or compromised. Additionally, understanding your shared core values can strengthen your relationship by providing a foundation for communication and respect.
What are your core beliefs and needs?
- What do they believe about the issue they are arguing about
- Which types of feelings come up for them around the issue
- How their childhood experiences manifest within this current issue
- What their ideal dream would be here
- What the worst thing that could happen is if they don’t solve the problem “their way”
What are core values?
Here are some of the common core values:
Why shared core values matter?
What happens if you don’t share the same core values with your partner?