Have you ever found yourself in a relationship where you simply feel trapped? Be it by family, friends or a romantic partner – you feel as though you are bound to them in such a way that you have no other option than to remain in the relationship?
Relationships should never feel like a trap. If a relationship feels this way, it is a clear indication that there is something fundamentally misaligned in the exchange.
MISALIGNMENT DOES NOT MEAN…
a) that the relationship cannot be realigned – removing the feelings of entrapment
b) that it’s is all about the other person and their actions (often, this feeling is a sign that the person feeling trapped has internal actions to navigate)
WHAT IT DOES MEAN…
is that there is a need to observe the reason for the feelings and take the necessary steps to resolve them.
This may be stating the obvious, but what we might not understand is the cycle we are creating as we allow this feeling of entrapment to continue.
When we give permission for a feeling such as this to be a dominate feeling in our lives, we are telling ourselves that it is ok to feel this way. This establishes the foundation for the next relationship, then the next and all additional relationships. We unknowingly set a pattern until we become numb to it. We know nothing else and over time, we may subconsciously begin to seek that feeling.
Relationship Tip #4: If You Feel Trapped – Break The Cycle
Take time to understand what is generating the feelings of being trapped and take the actions needed to resolve them. Allow yourself to build healthy relationships based in love, not fear. You are worth it!