A relationship without healthy confrontation is one that is most likely built on anxieties, blurred limits and guessing games. It’s common to fear confrontation when it wasn’t modeled in a healthy way for you. It’s also why so many of us are unable to do it, with others AND with ourselves. Living in denial is much easier.
We must commit to the practice of loving confrontation. We fear we will lose them, anger them, or disappoint. We worry more about fitting in, keeping the peace, and being liked. But it saddens us. We know there’s more to life, yet we can’t access it… yet.
Confronting with love is always worth the messiness. It’s worth it because our relationships are worth it. When we shy away from showing up fully + authentically, when we choose comfort over courage and performing over imperfect conversation, we miss out on all that is possible and all that we long for; to be deeply seen, heard and understood.
Learning to LOVE one another well is learning how to CONFRONT one another well.
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