Does Your Relationships Drain or Fuel You?

4 May

I found this today while searching out toxic relationship info – thought it was worth sharing!!!  Does your relationship drain or fuel you?  Remember, this is just not your spouse, it could someone in your family, a friend or a co-worker — toxic people are EVERYWHERE!


Since soulful connections require an investment of time and energy, you’ll want to choose the people you spend time with wisely. To determine whether a relationship drains you or fuels you, ask yourself the following questions.
1. Write down the name of a person in your life.
2. Am I able to be myself with this person? Do I feel accepted by him/her?
3. Is this person critical or judgmental of me?
4. Does the relationship provide an even give-and-take exchange of energy?
5. Do I feel upbeat and energized when I’m around this person, or depleted and drained?
6. Does this person share my values? My level of integrity?
7. Is this person committed to our relationship?
8. Can this person celebrate my success?
9. Do I feel good about myself when I’m with this person?

From Cheryl Richardson’s book Take Time for Your Life.
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