Sometimes, it is more difficult for us to see our partner through difficult times than experience it. Strong emotions can accompany difficult times. These emotions can make it difficult to feel strong and helpless.
There is a “magic sentence” you can use that will lovingly deepen your connection as you support your partner.
The reality is that both you and your partner may be triggered into various forms of the fight. flight, freeze or fawn responses. You might resort to deflector or superhero roles as coping mechanisms in difficult situations.
You may have already discovered that these strategies may be less than helpful now if you’ve tried to apply them to your partner. You can learn to pause, notice and let go of old unconscious patterning and learn how to support your partner through a difficult time through the use of a “magic sentence”.
How to support your partner through a difficult time
Are you open to letting go of the old roles you have held and learning a different way of providing support? You can be closer to your partner if you have a support system that is attentive, nurturing, compassionate, and empowering.
Acceptance of difficult times is part of living.