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How can I assess my relationships?

Lisa Oz
Health Education Specialist

You cannot grow if you do not acknowledge where you are. Examine each of your primary relationships and make an honest assessment of their quality at this moment. "They're okay" is not an acceptable answer. What that really means is, "They are not good, but I am not willing to work on them. " This lack of commitment to the most significant areas of your life both leads to, and is a result of, the addictive behavior most of us engage in. We feel empty and unfilled without a real purpose or passion. We do not like the feeling, so we eat, watch TV, shop, talk on the phone, take antidepressants, or browse the Internet to numb the gnawing anxiety that haunts us each day. Although these activities mask the pain, they also prevent us from actually making the effort to lead a joy-filled, connected, meaningful life.

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