Relationships are strongest when people in the relationship have shared goals, and are able to collaborate and share ideas in a safe and cooperative way. This can be accomplished by grounding relationships in mutual respect, a commitment to listening to one another, and a dedication to come up with shared solutions to any barriers and obstacles. It’s also important to frequently revisit, articulate and confirm shared goals to make sure all parties are on the same page.
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Signs of Optimal Health & Wellness
Indicators of thriving include:
Ability to articulate the goals and desired outcomes of the relationship
A strong sense of trust, respect, and commitment to achieving shared goals
Ability and commitment to resolve conflicts
Working to bring out the best in each other
Celebration of diverse approaches
Indicators or warning include:
Inability to articulate goals of the relationship
All parties are not on the same page
Lack of respect or trust
Name-calling and general disrespect
Competitiveness, or willingness to tear others down
Self reflection is an important partner of maintaining shared goals in any kind of relationship. When warning signs are present, ask yourself: Do I value the input of others? Is my input valued? Is there an underlying issue that needs resolved? Are we still on the same page? Do we still have the same goals? Is there anything I can do to improve this part of the relationship?
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Regroup and refocus on your own goals, and then present solutions for shared goals
When warning signs are persistent in any type of relationship, it may be time to seek help.