Transform all your connections. Discover the new relationships paradigm.
We have needs, but most of us put them aside in deference to the needs of others. We overvalue self-sacrifice and pay dearly for it.
We have the life-giving ability to nurture and provide for others, but feel selfish or weak when we’re the ones who need nurturing or help. When we go without, we become resentful and can appear cold and hard.
We are challenged by our own limited ability to receive. We say, “No” to show our independence and self-sufficiency, and are left feeling resentful and alone.
When we are available to receive, we can get run-over, not knowing how to set boundaries with people we care about and not wanting to hurt or offend. We can feel like a doormat, fearful of being taken advantage of, fearful of getting in trouble, and eventually giving up because we lack the skill and ability to be receptive and self-honoring.
Women can become masculine as a result of today’s work and cultural environments. Not knowing how and when to switch back into feminine mode can be disastrous to relationships. Most of us have overdeveloped masculine attributes that leave us feeling unfulfilled and wondering, “Is this all there is?”