by Erika Townsend
It is a sobering experience to examine your own faults. It can be a humiliating experience to have someone else bring them to light. When we receive criticism from our loved ones, cure the humiliation can be increased double-fold. However, unhealthy even though it can be painful, self-examination is essential for true growth.
Observe Your Routine
Often we are so busy that we have very little time to reflect on ourselves. We can become creatures of habit and oblivious to how our actions are impacting our lives. The same can be said for our personal relationships, especially if we have been in them for a long time. A couple’s routine is more difficult to evaluate as we only have one perspective of a two-sided story. In a union or marriage, the relationship can take on a life of its own.