Relationship Engagement ABCs – C

Relationship Engagement ABCs

As I mentioned last week, we long for connection and yet we’re often really bad at “going there.” Another way we sidestep true engagement is to attempt to force or control our experience with others. Relationship Engagement C stands for “Control”. In Controlling Engagement we work too hard, attempting to make connection happen by force. While we may be feeling passion on the inside, we can appear as confrontational or needy to others. In both Avoidant and Controlling Engagement there are a few key valves of disconnection. The photo below illustrates “Control.” Come back next week to view “Balance (Being with).”

Where in your life do you find yourself engaging from “Control?”
Where do you notice those around you getting stuck in “Control?”
Controlled Engagement

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