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Q: Kathryn, Why is it so easy for me in other areas but so hard in love?

I have a great career that I'm proud of. I have tons of friends, am close with my family and even head up a volunteer effort. But I cannot seem to find my guy, and love has always been hard for me.

Why is this and what can I do about it?

A: There are a couple of reasons this might be so.

1) Other areas like job are linear. Logical. An easy-to-see progression.

2) Secondary goals will have less resistance, but with a big goal, you will smack up into ALL of your resistance. The key is getting around it. But it's valuable because you can really move if you face your blocks head-on. How?

When I work with someone on an issue like this, we'll assess where the wall is

It depends on the nature of your past relationships and even your childhood
Once we pinpoint the blocks, we can put together a protocol to move forward. Some blocks might be sheer resistance. Others may come up as you interact with likely prospects
It really helps that you have success templates in other areas. That can be put to good use

Here's an example of a woman that I helped.
During intake, "Sue" admitted she had never had a successful relationship.
The longest one she'd had was 4 months, and it just fizzled after a while. He quit calling.
Sue was very head-centered, and like you, she had a very good career.
She tended to connect with men in work mode, not from her heart. And there was some past trauma thrown in there that added extra resistance.
We put in a protocol of:
- becoming more heart-centered when outside of work
- scheduled free, fun time
- worked on flirting and laughing and just enjoying herself
- Sue had to learn to create emotional bonding, too

But the upshot is the most lasting relationship of her life. She is engaged to a wonderfully charming man, and they are moving in together.

Yes, the things we want the most can seem elusive, but with some work at dissolving the resistance, they can still happen and happen quickly.

I bless you for finding your way through your own resistance.

1 comments:

Anonymous @ June 10, 2015 at 11:25 PM

look forward to any extra juicy tidbits to help those with extra "trauma"
to work through, it takes a bit longer but worth it. t.y.
for the insights, they are gems.