You do all the things for your family.
You’re juggling work, taking care of things in the home, your family and you feel like you don’t have space for yourself.
On top of it, now you are the one who is the primary caregiver for the dog you and your family added to the family.
You believed everyone was going to share in the responsibilities in caring for your companion animal, but you found yourself doing this too.
You’re exhausted and frustrated.
You’re at a crossroads.
You’ve vented your frustration with your family about what your dog is doing and they go into problem solving mode.
Their solutions don’t line up with your values of ensuring the care and welfare of your dog.
Your whole body tells you, pain, force and intimidation is not the answer or the direction you want to go in how you want to show up for your dog.
What you didn’t see clearly before, but now you do is that what you need is support not permission.
Support in how you take space for yourself to reset.
Support in seeing the connection of when you take time to be present with your dog, not only does your dog receive connection, companionship and love, but you receive too.
You receive relief from the swirling of anxiety and confusion from all the doing for others and what you give yourself and your body is calmness from the raging storm inside of you.
When you see the fruits of your labor in how your dog starts seeking you out when otherwise he would feel fear and frustration, you want to throw a party!
I invite you to include yourself in that party too.
You, along with your dog deserve celebration. Taking the step into prioritizing yourself, what your dog needs and putting into action skill building exercises which strengthen the flame of connection you know is already lit, you fan the flames to create more fire and energy to do this all again.
Maybe, the support you desire is for your family to help you out with other responsibilities while you take the loving leadership role in your dog’s life.
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