When we hear that someone is dating or married, one of the first questions we usually ask is, “how long have you been together?”
I LOVED it when people would ask me that when I was in a relationship with my previous partner. I was validated by their reaction when I could tell them how many years we had been together. Although we now know that relationship turned out not to be quite as solid as I thought it was. #The9YearAffair
Ultimately, we tend to attach too much relevance to length of time as opposed to really getting clear about the health of a relationship and defining it based on qualities that often have very little to do with time.
We need to change the questions we ask others and ourselves around what qualifies as “success” when it comes to relationships. This applies to ALL relationships, whether it’s friendships, business partnerships or acquaintances.
Time isn’t what matters most. It’s love, connection, and a willingness to grow and have a LOT of uncomfortable conversations.
We can start with this uncomfortable conversation. Tune in and listen!
Want to join the conversation or connect with Emily? Connect below!
CONNECT WITH EMILY
Facebook: @ Emily Gough Coaching
Questions? Comments? Want to connect and chat? You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or DM me over on Instagram @emilygoughcoach with any questions, comments, or takeaways! Plus, I would absolutely love to connect with you and thank you for listening in real life. It makes me day to see you listening to the podcast and fills me up with pure joy. Seriously. See you on the ‘gram!
This is where it all starts. Your FREE foundational guide to understanding yourself in whole new ways that will re-frame and completely shift how you approach relationships.
SEND ME THE GOODS
Step into your strength. Reclaim your power. Allow yourself to be truly seen.