Our relationships and our personal power are so closely related that they are often, imperceptibly, intertwined. Just looking at the way we approach our relationships with others can make us aware of innumerable aspects of our relationship with Self.
For instance, in your major relationship, are there things you need to say, but are reluctant to share because you’re trying to spare someone’s feelings?
Have you been trying to avoid a particular response or reaction from someone?
Do you fear that speaking the truth in a certain relationship would be so problematic as to end the relationship . . . and you really don’t want it to end?
One of the first steps out of your Trouble Zone is to acknowledge, and assume responsibility for, your feelings. What’s true for you has to be honored and accepted, first, by you.
When the continuance of a relationship seems to hinge upon your willingness to swallow your truths and ignore your feelings, you really have to give serious consideration as to the potential-damage-factors of that relationship.