Being honest in relationships is important for trust and intimacy, but sometimes we're not being dishonest on purpose. Sometimes we're not able to be fully honest with our partner because we're not being fully honest with ourselves.
In this vlog, we share an example from early in our marriage after we had our second daughter. Neither of us was being honest with ourselves. Instead, we were listening to our conditioned thinking and following fear. Rather than listening to our hearts and coming together in a more vulnerable way so we could be creative about finding solutions to the challenges we were facing at the time.
We hope this reminds you to check in with yourself to see whether you're listening to your heart or listening to your conditioned thinking. There's no perfection, but we can all get better at listening to and respecting the feedback of our true nature.
Angus & Rohini Ross are “The Rewilders.” Listen to their podcast Rewilding Love. They believe too many good relationships fall apart because couples give up thinking their relationship problems can’t be solved. Many couples don’t know how to navigate low moods, conflict, and emotional reactivity. In this season of the Rewilding Love Podcast, Rohini and Angus help a couple on the brink of divorce due to conflict. Angus and Rohini love working with couples and helping them to reduce conflict and discord in their relationships by pointing them to their innate wisdom and wellbeing. They work with couples who are struggling and couples who would like to deepen the love and intimacy they already have. They co-facilitate a private couples' intensives retreat program that rewilds relationships back to their natural state of love.
Rohini is the author of the ebook Marriage, and they are co-founders of The 29-Day Rewilding Experience and The Rewilding Community. You can also follow Angus and Rohini Ross on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. To learn more about their work visit: TheRewilders.org. Check out Rohini's latest blog post.