When you’ve been in the same relationship for a long time, it’s inevitable that the people within it are going to change. If you feel like you are evolving into a new version of yourself, it can be difficult to know how your relationship should change, too. Tawana brought us this excellent topic today, and we know that many people in the Evók community have similar questions about relationships and growth.
Tawana describes how she has changed over the past few years and why she has outgrown certain aspects of herself as a wife and a woman. Specifically, we talk about why women are often stuck with a lot of the labor in a relationship and what happens when we decide we don’t want to do it anymore. There is a lot of nuance in this discussion about change and partnership, so there is plenty for us to dive into.
The three of us talk about how women take up the expectations of wives and mothers and the effect it has on ourselves and our partnerships. We also discuss the crucial differences between a relationship based on positioning versus one based on true partnering. And we think about how Tawana and her partner might navigate this time of transition and rebalancing while making their relationship interactive and supportive.