Relationship Power – The Psychology of Power in Relationships
There are power differentials in every relationship because no two people are the same. Whether we are talking about a friendship, a family relationship, or a spousal relationship, someone has more power and influence.
The stability of relationships is not about equal power, it is about understanding that you have power and using your power in a positive way. Many people are unaware that their opinion, feedback, attention, and approval are being sought by the people around them.
Try to be conscious of the fact that there are people that you turn to when you need advice, want attention, or are feeling down. This is a natural reaction. And there are people in your life that turn to you to meet those needs. You have power. Use it wisely.
We have power in relationships, even if we do not know that we do. Every relationship has a power differential. We influence our friends, family, and coworkers and that is a type of power. It is important to understand that our interactions with others can affect them in positive or negative ways, dependent on how seriously we take our "power" in the relationship. A small comment can have a huge impact, be careful. Here is a book about how women tend to give their power away in relationships:Canada: http://amzn.to/2wp6MDKUnited Kingdom: http://amzn.to/2xjeSBUYou can find Violet here: www.violetreveira.comAll product links are amazon affiliate links. Thanks for watching Violet's Practical Help.
Posted by Violet Reveira, Psychologist on Tuesday, December 5, 2017