We all need someone. Someone we can rely on, someone who has our best interest in mind. You may have a lot of people in your life, but do you have someone who will? –
Listen to you – we all need someone to hear us and to understand where we’re at. Basically, someone to pay attention to us. To whom in your life right now do you look primarily to listen to you? You should be able to list 3-5 people who you know will be there for you.
Accept you – we all need not only someone to listen to us but someone to accept us and tell us we are loved and that no matter what happens we’re okay. To whom in your life right now do you primarily look for emotional support? Think about your primary emotional supporter. And when you reflect on how they’ve been there for you, don’t forget to show them some appreciation for their acceptance.
Challenge you – at times we all need someone to give us feedback, to tell us whether we’re crazy, whether we’re misinterpreting something, heck, even someone to hold a mirror up to us and help us see ourselves from the outside. To whom in your life right now do you primarily look for this challenge? Whom do you trust most for feedback?
Affirm you – we also need someone to tell us that we’re good at what we do. Whether our profession is household work or office work, whether we’re paid for our work or not – we all want someone to praise us for our skills and for a job well done. To what individual in your life right now do you primarily look for this support? Who affirms your competence?
What is it that you need from the people in your life?