Boundaries in your relationship must be respected by family and friends, and you each need to be on the same page

Family and friends are part of a larger system that can provide encouragement to your relationship, but that larger system can also be detrimental to your relationship if there is a significant lack of acceptance and support.  Your partner’s family and friends, as well as your own, will impact your relationship in some way. With … Continue reading Boundaries in your relationship must be respected by family and friends, and you each need to be on the same page

Take time to learn and understand the values your partners family and friends hold

If you are struggling to connect with your partner’s friends or family, take time to learn and understand the values they hold. This might allow you to leverage a connection that leads to acceptance, support, and encouragement. If there are differences, don’t compromise your own values, but strive to understand. If you are already connected … Continue reading Take time to learn and understand the values your partners family and friends hold