Thanks Tammy! That is a great example of how a "remodel" can change your outlook in life and relationships. Speaking of a remodel...another thing that is important for people to remove is emotional walls. Having walls in a relationship can cause people to not connect. They block you from intimacy and keep people at an arms length. Walls exist due to fear and lack of safety in a relationship. Walls can take on many forms. For some it is their anger. Others use sarcasm and criticism. Some people purely disconnect and detach emotionally by not sharing information or feelings. In order to have a successful remodel and remove walls in a healthy way you must look at what form they are taking on and why you feel you need them. Often times it means something needs to change in the relationship. Sometimes its that you need to let go of resentments and forgive someone. Or maybe you need to practice having a voice and speak your needs in your relationship. As you look at the walls you build to protect yourself from pain, think about how great the view could be if you knocked them down or even put in a window. You never know... changing your "blueprint" could open up a whole new outlook on life!
Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW is a licensed therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Teri enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, couples and relationship counseling. Teri also does family counseling, child counseling, and adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville, and Westfield.