The sixth tip in this 10 relationship tips series is super powerful: Speak Your Truth All Day.
I invite you to make a commitment to speak your truth all day long.
Now, I’m not just talking about not telling lies (either big or small). That’s part of it, but the other part is to make sure you speak up about things that are bothering you or that feel very vulnerable to share.
This is hard for so many of my lesbian clients.
As women, we’ve been socialized to be people-pleasers, to get along, keep the peace, and avoid conflict.
Well, let me assure you…that pattern ends up costing us and our relationship dearly!
By not speaking our truth, we end up out of alignment, less than authentic, and out of integrity with our truest self. That leads to shutting down parts of ourselves and eventually getting depressed, anxious, or physically sick.
Do you know what I mean?
So today, experiment with boldly speaking your truth. It may not be easy, but it will be worth it. Then do it again tomorrow, and the next day, and the next…
If you and/or your partner have trouble with speaking up vulnerably about the hard stuff, reach out to us at the Lesbian Couples Institute. We’re here to help you transform your relationship.
Here’s a list of our past Tips to Warm Up Your Relationship