What do you owe your family? Many people struggle with this question. The lack of a clear answer causes a lot of turmoil.
We answer that question today and define the crucial distinction between chosen and unchosen obligations to family.
More than anything, unchosen obligations prevent you from creating and living a life you love. They suck your time, energy and money away from the values most important to you.
When I see clients for anxiety, depression, stress or relationship problems, unchosen obligations are a frequent underlying cause. Why? Because satisfying other people’s desires at the expense of your own is destructive to your health (mental and physical) and happiness.
Today we explore unchosen obligations to family–parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, etc. (excluding romantic partner & kids).
- What you owe your family (the answer may surprise you)
- The crucial difference between chosen and unchosen obligations
- Why unchosen obligations make it difficult to impossible to create a flourishing life
- 3 Tips for breaking free from unchosen obligations to family
If you’re struggling to fulfill obligations to family while trying to build a life you love, you won’t want to miss this episode Listen Now
Apply the 3 tips I went over for how to start breaking free from unchosen obligations to family.
It can be challenging to break unchosen obligations. Let me know if I can help. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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