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43: Managing expectations and fostering healthy relationships

When our expectations are too high we will inevitably be disappointed. But it's also near impossible to not have any expectations in our various relationships. Understanding them, communicating them and managing them is key to successful connections with our spouses, family, children, friends and co-workers.

And while you are here - also consider writing out the four agreements on a post it note and stick it on your bathroom mirror, computer, fridge and... you get the picture. 

The Four Agreements is a book written by Don Miguel Ruiz and can be found anywhere you buy your books. But for ease here are the agreements:

  1. Be impeccable with your word
  2. Don't take anything personally
  3. Don't make assumptions
  4. Always do your best

I recommend studying these and journaling about how they show up in your life and how you can embrace them in a bigger way.

There is no question that community is key to our healing and sense of belonging when going through something as challenging as divorce. I remember feeling like I had lost my family and my place in this world. That was as hard if not harder, than overcoming the affair and other aspects of my healing journey. I have seen first hand in my work and inside the membership how much being among others who are walking the path with them, means to the women there. Our membership is 3 years old now and still has women there who joined back then. That alone is a testament to the value they find in the weekly coaching calls, the private chat for members only and the friendship they are experiencing in there. 

Seeing them meet in person for the first time at my various retreats has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

You are invited to join us. To join them on their healing journey and to support each other as you go through your easy days, hard days and devastating days. On our last call it was so fun to watch as one of our members showed us around the house she is renovating now that she is finally divorced and able to get on with her life. And I know it meant a lot to her to celebrate with us. 

So as you manage your expectations and relationships also make sure you are managing your own healing journey and get all the help, community, support and coaching you need with us here inside the Rising Free membership.