Did you see the Blood Moon last Sunday? The Ancient Greeks and Romans believed that the moon had a great effect on our emotions. So, this week, I’m inspired to talk about how important our beliefs about emotions are, and how those beliefs may be impacting our relationships.
Emotions are tremendously important to our relationships. Have you ever questioned how you respond to the world emotionally? What about your partner? How does your partner respond?
What you believe about emotions could either help or hinder the communication in your relationship. If you have a different belief about emotion, for example you believe displaying anger is okay, but your partner does not then you could potentially shut down the communication in your relationship.
Emotions can be misconstrued as manipulation or wrongly interpreted. It is important to go through your emotions and figure out what you believe about emotions and then ask yourself if certain emotions are not permissible i.e., does sadness make you uncomfortable. Lastly, ask yourself if there are any blocks stopping you from expressing emotion.
By defining your emotions and being honest with yourself and your partner you are able to open the lines of communication and have a healthy relationship.
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