Speaking with Cathy, a friendly neighborhood LMFT (licensed marriage and family therapist), proved to be a revelatory and candid experience. We discussed safety in relationships (among other topics). I’ve only recently come to realize how important safety is in partnerships. Looking back, I know I felt the lack of it in many of my experiences (my mates felt it through my not-so-pretty actions/reactions) but I didn’t know how to label it. When it randomly dawned on me that safety was the element that was missing, it was somewhat shocking! It seemed so simple and obvious, but I hadn’t connected the dots. Yet, another lesson learned.
You may find similarities with your own situation. When you have a minute, give us a listen.
* The running time is about 50 mins. or so. There are pauses for station breaks.
** (Cathy Chambliss contact info: http//cathychamblissmft.com)