The only way to solve relationship problems is through empowering men and women to be more effective partners.
Education is the key because men and women are so far apart in terms of how they operate in an intimate relationship they will keep misunderstanding each other without knowing.
So understanding each other is next to impossible without the right information, so sadly they live disconnected and blame each other, or they can feel are in the wrong relationship.
So many people live in a disempowered state, they suffer for years and naturally conclude the relationship is the problem so they should leave.
At some point this will mean a new relationship is likely.
The challenge for the person who doesn’t have the right information is a new relationship can repeat the same or similar problems.
My advice to any person suffering is to understand exactly why you are where you are before you jump ship, this avoids a life changing mistake that is likely to be repeated else where.
The most obvious route to understanding is through talking and a sharing of thoughts and feelings, but there is a fundamental challenge with this.
Listening to each other is important, BUT knowing how to listen is the critical missing piece.
When a person listens through a filter of everything you do or say is wrong then of course the communication is going to be a distorted one.
If man listens to a women he is going to hear her through the map of how a man works and so he is not going to really hear her, the same is true in reverse.
So the key is to help couples that are suffering learn to see more than their distorted view points, because this way they can make safer decisions for themselves and avoid regrets.
I have used the word ‘EMPOWERMENT’ in the title today because it’s key so help couples create safer and more connected lives.
When I empower a man to learn how to be there for her, how to love her and keep her safe his confidence will grow due to him understanding what’s really going on for her. For him he then has the tools that really fix the problems.
This means he no longer fears her and protects himself so as a man he can now take control to protect her and be there when she needs to connect with him
When I empower a woman to authentically reconnect to her true self within the relationship and help her learn how to be of value to her husband in a way that sets him up for success, then she can feel safe, loved and NOW free to love him.
One distorted example: A naturally feminine women who doesn’t feel connected to her husband can take on a far more masculine position in the relationship.
From this position she can feel disconnected from herself and this results in her becoming negative, controlling and she can without knowing emasculate her husband.
This dynamic is disempowering to both people and both people will suffer.
The key is to help the couple feel empowered with the tools that help them both keep the relationship safe, but to do so through a far better connection and understanding of each other.
The hidden challenge is couples are entering relationship problems through misunderstanding what is totally normal behaviour for that gender perspective, so they keep disconnecting and so they start to suffer.
They suffer because they can’t believe anyone that loves me would behave that way. So their natural reaction is to defend themselves.
The key to a successful relationship is understanding the truth of what is really happening, but to do so from a new empowered perspective.
That new perspective is uncovering the reasons behind each others behaviours and how the ping-pong effect has the ability to cause the current situation the couple is in.
Once the couple can see how their journey to destruction has been created then they can start to reconnect to themselves and each other in a way that helps them to grow.
I can’t stress enough that education is the key to getting out of marital crisis and into the relationship you always should have lived.
If this has struck a chord please book in so I can assess the challenge you are facing and what you both have to do to solve it.