Want to know one of the key factors to living your best life? Having great relationships.
Think about it: If your significant relationships with your partner, family, and/or friends aren’t great, then it affects the other parts of your life. If relationships suck- or your marriage is crap, or your friends would sell you out in a heartbeat- it can’t help but take away from your overall satisfaction with your life.
Relationships are one of the key factors when it comes to living your best life.
So let’s say you have an amazing career. Or, maybe you have fame and fortune. Heck, you could be one of the healthiest people you know. Oh, but hey-you could be well immersed in your religion or spirituality! HOWEVER, if your relationships are lacking or if you don’t have a romantic partner in your life, you feel it. It feels like something’s missing.
We are social creatures. Even if you are introverted, you still need some human contact. Even if you’ve sworn off romantic relationships, you still need to feed that part of your soul that craves connection with another human being.
Relationships are meant to enhance your life, not detract from them.
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If your relationships are suffering from neglect, negativity, dysfunction, unhealthy communication, lack of trust, etc. you will not feel completely at peace with your life until you address the areas of your relationships that need your attention.
Significant relationships- those with your partner- are especially important in light of the fact that we all crave the unconditional love we needed or received as a child.
It is because of the enormity of just how valuable and important relationships are, that I decided to pursue a career in marriage and family therapy. I can see the finish line- I will graduate at the end of the year. And, in the pursuit of my second masters degree (the first one is in psychology- another passion of mine), I have taken on an internship. In the internship, have had the privilege of working with clients with all kinds of diverse backgrounds. And, I’ve worked with individuals, couples, and families. In their struggles, I see that all they want is to improve their relationships- with themselves or with others.
Your relationship with others, especially your partner, is a reflection of the relationship you have with yourself.
At the internship, I have worked with people with various diagnoses, cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and all kinds of presenting problems. I’ve seen families in crisis with teenagers who have eating disorders, anxiety, and major depression. I have seen couples moving past the pain of infidelity. I have witnessed the sweetness of hope and healing after weeks of hard work from my clients.
The beauty comes full circle as their stories and perspectives change to allow for their growth and expansion. They’re human beings who are struggling with handling the complexities of life. Aren’t we all to some degree?
As I complete the internship and my marriage and family therapy degree these last few months, I’m excited because that means I have the opportunity to see a limited amount of clients.
If you are:
- wanting a more fulfilling and passionate relationship
- interested in finding a soul mate
- ready to start healing and growing from your divorce
I can help. CLICK HERE to contact me.
Nicole Nenninger, MA, MFTI is a counselor and a certified life coach.
Her passion is helping others live their best lives by creating healthy, loving, and conscious relationships.
Nicole has a Master’s degree in Psychology and is completing her second Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a lifelong learner who loves to read, go to the beach, run, kayak, and spend time with her family. Nicole resides on absolutely beautiful Long Island, NY with her handsome husband, 4 amazing children, 2 Labrador Retrievers, and a cat named Purry.