The Relationship Table. It’s a place we “go” to sort out issues, make requests and create change in relationships. It can literally be a table but it is more about the feel of a conversation. The Relationship Table should feel safe and open as both parties are willing to create change. The Relationship Table is not about finding the bad guy or coming to the conversation armed with evidence or finger pointing. The Relationship Table is about willingness, hope and softness.
The Relationship Table is an intentional place to “tee” each other up for success and optimal outcomes. The tone of the conversation at the table is essential! It is where we can practice: T.A.B.S. language and assessing A.R.R.E you there for me and me for you? Finally, “sit” at The Relationship Table with an attitude of “yes” – this will help you in your pursuit of optimal outcomes! With a yes attitude you remain open and willing… if you feel yourself picking up a shield of defense, take a breath and return to your attitude of yes. Practicing these skills is essential to relationship wellness.
And maybe it’s just me but I say enjoy a great meal at The Relationship Table while you’re at it. Bon Appetite!