In last week’s podcast, I asked you to think of your relationship as a system with three components:
- Your partner
- The space between you and your partner
This week, I want to talk about that space between, and how to nurture it. Think of the middle ground as a third person you consciously and intentionally invite into your relationship: this space is where you and your partner deliberately build connection by looking at what you have in common.
If your relationship isn’t functioning well, this middle ground is most likely suffering from neglect. Creating a positive space between you both requires listening to and really hearing your partner. Remember, listening is a skill: it is much harder to listen than to speak! In this podcast, I will give you the 6 tools that I call “middle ground builders.”
Shifting your gaze and your thoughts to the middle ground will help you be fully aware of what you are bringing to that space. After last week’s podcast, you have the tools to support yourself and show up as your better self. So show up as your better self now and attend to the middle ground.
After all: the grass is greener where you water it! Why not start with the space between you and your partner?
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