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6 Questions that Will Save Your Relationships

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2.  What has been making you feel alone and unworthy?

This is a difficult question to ask, and an even more difficult one to answer.  But it’s worth it.

Sometimes we feel as though the world is crashing down around us, as if the pain we are experiencing is unique only to us in the moment.  This, of course, is far from the truth.  We are all in this together.  The very demons that torment each of us, torment all of us.  It is our challenges and troubles that connect us at the deepest level.  Once we accept this, our relationships become a place where we can look each other in the eye and say, “I’m lost and struggling at the moment,” and we can nod back at each other and say, “Me too,” …and that’s OK.  Because not being “OK” all the time, is perfectly OK.

If you think about the people who have had the greatest positive effect on your life – the ones who truly made a difference – you will likely realize that they aren’t the ones that tried to give you all the answers or solve all your problems.  They’re the ones who sat silently with you when you needed a moment to think, who lent you a shoulder when you needed to cry, and who tolerated not having all the answers, but stood beside you anyway.  Be this person for those you care about every chance you get.

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