Interpersonal relationships represent probably one of the most complicated ideas that have troubled the human mind. Whether it’s aristocracy, models, professional athletes or every day couples they all face the same difficulty of making their relationships work. Diana Wais talks about how “we are all the same” and how we respond with criticism when we feel threatened by words.
However, it is important to “respond to the other person’s need with empathy”, she said. It is difficult to understand when you are being emotional and when irrational. Her most valid point though was that, as individuals, we need to conquer the unconscious emotions and understand that essentially, we are all fighting the same internal fight.
She talks about the four questions we need to ask ourselves when we are getting triggered-
- What is getting triggered in me?
- What am I afraid of?
- What lies underneath that?
- What do I need to heal in myself?
If you would like support in this discovery process, we have counselors at Relationships Matter Austin who can help you have more understanding about what your triggers are, where they came from, and what you can do with them. To schedule an appointment with us, you can reach us at (512) 994-0432 or request an appointment on the Relationships Matter Austin Scheduling Page.