Is Your Relationship Balanced?


If your relationship is out of balance, chances are other areas of your life are too.

Being able to sustain a lifetime of love goes hand in hand with successfully balancing your entire life. The people with the most fulfilling relationships give equal attention to their health, hobbies, spirituality, friendships, family and career. No wonder life gets stressful at times, there’s a lot to take care of! Fortunately, it’s all interwoven and balance in one area carries over to another.

Along with building your relationship communication skills, so much of what you communicate comes through in your energy. Essentially, I’m referring to your level of confidence, self-acceptance and happiness. These feelings actually stem from the relationship you have with yourself and how satisfied you are with your life outside of your partner.


The easiest way to achieve balance and increase your energy is to slow down and do less instead of more. A peaceful, calm lifestyle that’s relatively stress-free is the answer. But what about all of the things you have to do? Herein lies the challenge. If you truly want a happy relationship and a balanced life then the things in your life that do not contribute to this will need to be restructured to benefit you and in some cases replaced with activities that promote harmony.

Start small, change just one aspect of your life this week that will allow you slow down and rejuvenate. Some ideas are to: say no more – you don’t have to do everything, spend time in nature, laugh more, do something creative, meditate, do yoga, sing, play the guitar, go fishing, play golf, get a massage, put your feet up and have a cup of tea or watch a movie. In time, find a way to do something relaxing, creative and fun every day.

Giving equal attention to all of the important aspects of your life is easier to achieve when you’re no longer feeling overwhelmed. With clarity comes the ability to put what’s important to you in its rightful place. This includes your relationship of course! When you’re in the flow instead of swimming against the tide, your energy becomes much more attractive.

It’s so much easier to connect with your partner and be loving, affectionate and cooperative when you’ve taken the time to center yourself first.


Susan Blackburn

Susan Blackburn

About Susan Blackburn:

Susan Blackburn, M.A., C.Psych. is a Registered Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Therapist in Toronto at Yonge Eglinton, a Published Author and a guest Relationship Expert on radio and television.

Susan enjoys working with people to enhance the quality of their lives. Her collaborative psychotherapy and counselling approach offers clients effective tools and strategies to increase happiness, manage stress, find balance, improve confidence, embrace self care and focus on the positive so that they can relax and enjoy life.

Services are covered under most extended health benefits and workplace insurance plans requiring clients be seen by a Registered Psychologist through her registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

Susan is the owner of Susan Blackburn Psychology a boutique therapy private practice located in midtown Toronto at Yonge and Eglinton.

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