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Healthier Relationships #6
How do you protect yourself?


"Do we really know anybody? Who does not wear one face to hide another?" -- Frances Marion

What defences do you use most often when you feel threatened?

Defences Relationship Questions

When we were young, we adopted defensive measures to protect ourselves from being hurt. Those old and usually unconscious patterns for protecting ourselves may now be interfering with our ability to fully and genuinely engage with life. Visit our site to see a list of defence mechanisms.

Once you identify how you typically defend yourself, be alert to when they show up. Be aware of when (and why) you use those defences. How do they interfere with your ability to be fully present in your relationship? Awareness is usually all thatís needed to give us the space to choose to respond differently.

"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." -- Grace Murray Hopper

This is one sample of 60 Daily Smart Questions to "Developing Healthy Relationships". For more samples, see Relationship Questions to Ask Yourself. You can also choose from 6 other themes of High Level Smart Questions and Tips.

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