While only you can determine if your relationship is genuinely interfering with your ability to grow as a professional and as a person, some warning signs inform us to proceed with caution. Discussing long-term personal and professional goals, becoming an active listener, and providing your partner with positive feedback are all necessary steps to make sure you foster each other’s personal growth.
Unfortunately, on occasions a partner is not willing to engage, they’re resistant to seeking help, and eventually, they start sabotaging your efforts to grow in your life. It’s relatively common for one side of the relationship to be more encouraging and supportive than the other, with the reasons for this varying widely among generations and personal paths.
If for a while now, you’ve been wondering what’s setting you back, take a closer look at your relationship. Often, it’s those closest to us that influence our behavior and growth the most. Take the quiz below to see what’s affecting your personal growth.