How To Know That This Relationship Is The Good One ?

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Sometimes it’s good to see, acknowledge what went wrong in a relationship, not to turn any discussion into a cat fight and try to respect each other. It seems like it’s far from easy for some to stay respectful and behave like adults when emotions are involved. Why it’s so tricky when feelings, lies, love, deceit are enterwined to not be damaged and leave this relationship ?

I am far to be the expert in relationships but I can’t prevent myself to try elevate people or friends when they focus on the lies instead of the facts. Objectivity and intuition are keys to truly know what’s going on, what are your deepest feelings and if this relationship makes you feel good or bad.

With love comes trust. Trust is essential to build a strong and deep connection with your partner…and this is where the challenge lies because with love comes also respect. Respect for your partner, yes but most importantly in this case Respect for yourself. This is the key element to refer to when you have a gut feeling, a sensation, a pit in your stomach that something is not right.

When you feel disappointed, that you brushed off another detail that your intuition noticed, that you do not feel listened to or even appreciated. When you feel under pressure to satisfy someone instead of being accepted for who you are, Beautiful Souls it’s time to end this relationship. Don’t sabotage yourself by trying to save someone else.

A loving relationship is not a trap but is a safe place where you can go to. When this is not the case anymore, save yourself first and preserve your uniqueness. It’s time to reflect, to learn from this experience, to cry if you need to cry, to feel free if you realise that you gained back your independence and love yourself, love yourself even more unapologetically for being You.

Gaelle Berruel

Motivational Speaker, Mindset Mentor and Well-being Expert, A Rockstar Mindset

Let’s start with three qualities which define me, shall we? I am an optimist, I’m innovative and I’m energetic. If you’re looking for something unconventional blended with optimism and energy, welcome to the Rockstar Mindset QG. I am a Motivational Speaker, a Mindset Mentor and a Wellbeing Expert. I’m also a UK Ambassador for Psychologies magazine, a publication which inspires and motivates readers to create a life they love through the online Life Labs platform. After 10 years working in the banking industry, I created my wellness consultancy, A Rockstar Mindset, to help ambitious women to become the rockstar of their life. How? By getting out of overwhelm, master your wellbeing and mindset so that you become visible and confident like hell. When I became a mum, I strove to be the best mum possible. I did not foresee that my attitude, my pursuit of perfection, would leave me feeling constantly overwhelmed and on the edge of burnout. But it has long been my belief that positivity is a driver for change and leadership, and when I learned about positive psychology and neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain to change and adapt), I was hooked. “Positive psychology is the scientific study of what makes life most worth living.” –- C. Peterson My approach is that there is more than we can see, that it’s fundamental to maintain a critical stance and to be independent of thought. I’ve always been the rebel, the outsider, the one to challenge the status quo and bring new and different perspectives or ideas. My encounter with positive psychology and the neurosciences confirmed for me that my beliefs (that we should think outside the box, focus on the positive) were accurate. I was on the right track! Convinced that there was another way to be successful at work and at home, I delved into the world of neurosciences, positive psychology and metaphysics and created my own system, Do Less, Get More Done – a framework that helps women to be successful with less overwhelm, whilst feeling more present. Positive psychology focuses on strengths instead of weaknesses, building the good in life rather than repairing the bad and reflecting on values and attitudes such as optimism, gratitude, compassion, self-esteem and resilience. The study of these topics came about from a desire to help people flourish and live their best lives. “It is not primarily our physical selves that limit us but rather our mindset about our physical limits.” ― E. Langer It is my conviction that every woman deserves to have a healthy mindset so that she can create a life on her terms. Why? Because we deserve to say stop to the pressure emanating from culture, social media, society. We deserve to be accepted and empowered. Our mind is our ally and must be strengthened as such. Shifting our mindset is vital as well as unlearning, removing the old beliefs holding us back, raising our consciousness and developing our intuition. But there's more. Mindset is important but your wellbeing is primordial. Working on your mindset and wellbeing is the formula to create a life you love. Combining your head and heart in everything you do is what makes all the difference. The difference that you crave to create in your life. The world needs us (as women) to positively make a difference to make the life of women, children, and future generations better. It’s time to build a healthy, conscious society based on mutual respect. And I genuinely believe that women have the skills to merge masculine and feminine energy to create something incredible. As for the rest: I love to travel, read books and dance with abandon. I’m married to a marvellous Frenchman and we have a daughter. I am fluent in English and French and I’m an advocate of beauty and women’s empowerment. My philosophy is Forward Thinking Communication and I’m here to help you become the Rockstar of Your Life.


Go to the profile of Diane Priestley
over 3 years ago

Thanks Gaelle for your heartfelt article and for sharing your values about respect for others and yourself. I appreciate your advice about not sabotaging yourself trying to save someone else. So true! And yes a relationship should not be a trap but a safe place to be soothed and nourished. I know from experience it takes courage to break free. 

Go to the profile of Gaelle Berruel
over 3 years ago

Hi Diane, I am so happy to know that I helped you with my article. I truly think that in some cases, respect for ourselves is the key to many issues, it takes courage and authenticity to be honest with ourselves and we all can do it. Have a beautiful day !