A recent article was published on a new men's website and I was included in their panel of experts to give relationship advice for men. Read here my advice on how to Create A Strong Personal Foundation First
Creating a strong personal foundation is the starting point for having successful relationships with others. Whatever degree you have let yourself lose edge of personal growth and learning, commit to recapturing it. Focus your efforts on building your personal effectiveness.
Consider that we all come into this world with corrections and repairs in ourselves to be made. Don’t worry – help and assistance is always there for us when we view a ribbon and big bow on each relationship we have. While at times it may not seem so, each relationship is a gift brought to us deliberately and for a purpose. From each encounter we have with another, we can extract a lesson and when we acknowledge this lesson, we can grow and heal –two major components of reaching fulfillment and happiness in our lives and relationships. The best way to learn is to ask:
Ask people for feedback and work on those areas that make sense to you. Remember, someone else’s opinion of you does not always need to be your reality.
Inquire about other people. If people with whom we associate and surround ourselves are snapshots of us, then learning about them can help us learn about ourselves.