This is a common concern that I address with many clients in my private practice. Often successful, vibrant, interesting men and women report feeling unhappy in their relationship and worried that things have taken a turn for the worse. They share that they don’t feel like themselves anymore, doubt their ability to make decisions, and report an ongoing feeling of anxiety (like walking on eggshells).
Unfortunately too many people in this situation ignore their feelings or are unaware of what these feelings mean. Bright, competent individuals get caught up in the dynamics of their relationship and fail to see the toxic cycle they’re stuck in. Hoping things will get better they cling to their partner, make excuses for bad behavior, and blame themselves for an argument gone bad. Over time denial of personal needs and ongoing doubt leads to low self-confidence, poor judgment, over dependency on the