Many of the women I work with are the first in their family lineage to do the work to break free from dysfunctional patters of behavior. Let me tell you, it isn’t easy. But it is worth it.
set and maintain healthy boundaries. This stems from knowing and returning to the core values that you have established ahead of time.
take responsibility for their healing. No longer do they blame others for their unhappiness.
treat themselves with compassion. Many before you may have lived as a martyr, victim, or perfectionist afraid of mistake making. Cycle breakers are gentle and graceful with their progress.
no longer tolerate, justify, or defend unhealthy relationships. This was an old belief you carried around what it means to remain loyal and loving to those around you. You see it now for what it is- a lie.
disengage from drama or chaos. This use to bring you excitement, familiarity, and a sense of connection with others. But now, you understand that this is an unhealthy way to bond.
If you are the first in your family to start this work— I commend you. Often, it can feel as though you are the “black sheep.” I am proud of you. Keep going.