The best thing we can do for our relationships with others is to render our relationship with ourselves more conscious.

James Hollis, Jungian analyst

We are all familiar with the Ancient Greek aphorism, ‘know yourself’. But what does it really mean? And how much importance do you put on this deceptively simple imperative? It may come as a surprise to discover that the quality of your relationships depends on the quality of your relationship with yourself. The truth is that we cannot be happy, honest, authentic and intimate with our partner unless we are able to be those things with ourselves. This involves establishing our own identity and ...

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