Relationship Minute: Embracing Relationship Changes

Nature is a powerful teacher. To embrace transformation, look no further than deciduous trees, who change color, shed their leaves, and grow anew with the seasons.

These trees change in their own time, at the exact pace they’re meant to, and without fixating on the last phase. That we know of, trees don’t spend all winter missing their fallen leaves. There is a quiet confidence that new leaves will grow, and it is all part of the process.

What if relationships are the same way? Moving and transforming through phases—each season lasting as long as it is meant to before yielding to the next.

This past year called for an abundance of grace, patience, and surrender. How can you and your partner embrace change as it continues to propel you forward? What changes have resulted in losses that you still need to grieve?

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