This episode will teach you how to have your needs met more effectively in relationship. You’ll learn the most effective way to express your needs to your partner, why neediness in relationship is actually a good thing, and the 4 myths that prevent people from getting what they need.
I notice that many of my clients struggle to get their needs met and can be very resistant to changing their approach. However, when these concepts are applied, their relationship improves tremendously.
Keep in mind that every relationship is unique, so this tip might need tweaking to make it specific to your relationship. Enjoy!
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“Those things that we feel a need for and a desire for are the very things that can amplify our relationship.” – John Howard
How To Effectively Express Your Needs:
- Know what you need and what you want
- Communicate your wants and needs to your partner
- Don’t give up
- Check in on your progress regularly
“Need itself, when it’s expressed in a mature way, makes people feel special.” – John Howard
The 4 Myths That Prevent People From Getting Their Needs Met:
- Neediness kills relationships
- Neediness is a burden on others
- Being needy means you are weak
- Expressing need takes us deeper into a drama-filled hole
“Expressing need is actually a way to expedite the process of emotional experience and hurt so that it doesn’t linger.” – John Howard