How we use our voice is often determined in childhood, but these things can change. Fearless talks can transform everything, especially your dating life.
A fearless break through in loving communication happened for a dear friend this week. She graciously allowed me to share the story of her path to transformation.
For years, “Sarah” had struggled to express her true feelings, to communicate her needs, to set boundaries in friendships, with family members, and most of all, in her dating relationships.
This difficulty plagued her for as long as she could remember. She observed others who seemed so easily able to say, “No” when they meant, “No.” Or even to speak up and say, “Yes” to wanting or desiring something in her life—acknowledging her favorite place to eat, asking for time alone, or trying something new.
More deeply, Sarah struggled with how to have those “difficult talks” with those who meant the most to her. She avoided, she remained invisible, and she ignored her feelings. Yet, the thing is, the feelings didn’t go away. They built up. They festered. They gnawed away at her.
Holding it all in would eventually lead to a breakdown, to an outburst, or cutting someone she cared for out of her life.
Without authentic communication in her life, her life felt half-lived.
It’s as if Sarah’s inability to communicate was halting her ability to live, to relate, and to love.
Could This Be You?
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