Season 13 - Ep 143: Giving It All But Not Getting Enough Back? | How to reset the relationships that drain you

Mar 18, 2024

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You make time for the people in your life. You’re the one they call on, and they know they can depend on you to come through when it matters. 

And yet….

In your own moments of need, it doesn’t quite feel like you have the same resources to call upon.

Not only does being the ‘available one’ put a constant draw upon your time and energy, but it leaves you tapped dry when you’re in need of nourishment yourself. 

This week, Karlee shares what happens when you give and give to everyone, but you don’t get back in return. Relationships that cause us to overextend ourselves aren’t sustainable. But there is a way to recalibrate them or close the door on them if need be, and it doesn’t have to hurt. 

In this episode, you’ll learn to identify emotionally taxing relationships that are leaving you feeling overextended and determine which ones lack the crucial element of reciprocity. You’ll learn how to step back with a steady kindness. And you’ll hear how you can start to seek out deeper, more meaningful, and more reciprocal connections that will fill your cup. 

If you’re ready to close the door for good on one-sided relationships, then this is the episode for you. 

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • When relationships aren’t reciprocal (1:39)
  • Finding sustainability in how much you give to others (5:21)
  • Being capable and caring toward yourself (6:25)
  • The Crowd’Em Out Approach (7:16)
  • Being intentional and standing with yourself (9:15)

Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

Episode 141

Episode 142

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