When we are in relationships, we are going to be triggered. Full stop. 🛑

It sucks, but triggers are a part of healthy relationships.

Eww. So, rude. 🤨

A trigger, according to Dr. @frank_andersonmd:

❤️‍🔥”A trigger is empathic resonance”

It is a signal that you and your partner are tuned into each other for good and at times… maybe not so good.

Triggers happen because we are emotionally connected to whatever is being discussed within a given interaction. If the topic in question didn’t matter to us, we would be trigger-free.

So if you’re triggered realize that one, or both, of the following things is happening:

💫 The other person really matters to you and you care about how they perceive this situation or topic

💫You have an emotional investment in the topic or situation being discussed and as a result, you are having a visceral (somatic) reaction

A trigger is NOT a sign that your relationship is unhealthy. In fact, it could be a sign that you and your partner are increasing in intimacy, so yay! 😉

Not sure if the triggers are signs of a healthy or unhealthy relationship?

💚 Reach out to me to find out more about how I can help you create and maintain the healthy relationship you desire! 💚