How Do You Support Your Partner In Their Ventures?
When the pandemic started, the internet exploded with new and existing small businesses pivoting and racing to put themselves online, firstly to survive, and secondly to make the best of it.
By no means an easy task, quite challenging, stressful, and demanding, especially if it was the first time, which meant for a lot of people they needed to learn new skills pretty quickly and to execute well.
After all, their businesses were feeding themselves and their families and so the stakes were high.
Imagine, however, this situation being compounded by one of the partners not being supportive.
There has been the stress of the pandemic, the stress of the finances, home schooling, increased number of roles an adult has been performing daily, repetitiveness, boredom, lack of motivation, being restricted indoors, racism, and added to that for a lot of families and couples there has been lack of support from inside the home.
To move through the pandemic and be able to push through to the other side, imagine pushing against a wall which had been getting thicker and thicker and the waves crashing against it more and more frequent.
But with challenging situations at home, one of them being lack of support, it is a little like your floor is also gradually turning into quicksand. That's a lot to deal with for one person, not to mention how it ends up chipping one's relationship away.
I am fully aware of how we all live different lives and how we are all dealing with different situations, how we have our individual points of view and how we have our way of interpreting things.
I just think that today, knowing that supporting each other can have such a powerful impact in the quality of a person's life, it is a great opportunity to ask oneself, how do I support my partner?
What are the specific ways I do it, and how do I show them?
Is there an area of our shared life that I could support them more?
If so, how could I do it?
If you do not have a partner, then who from your environment, your family, your friendships or your business could you support today?
Then see what comes up for you.
If you are struggling in your relationship from not being supported or you wish you were able to support your partner more but do not know how to go about it and would like to benefit from professional support, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Constantina Stamou is a certified Life & Relationship Coach, has trained with the Robbins-Madanes coaching school and Strategic Intervention, is an NLP Master Practitioner, has attended Tony Robbins’ Business Mastery, and has a PhD in how we change the way we put sentences together as we grow older. Her work experience includes university tutoring, charity research, and entrepreneurship which has so far translated into the TNT Dance Salsa Club in London, her Reformer Pilates Studio at Kensington Olympia, London, and The Lantern.