Whether you are aware of it or not, you are always assessing risk in whatever environment you are in to determine whether the experience will be safe or dangerous. Even though we have this built in capacity as human beings, many people increase their personal stress level by staying in relationships where they feel diminished or devalued. The relationship itself then becomes one that is hurtful or damaging.
The one quality a great and enduring friendship, intimate relationship or marriage exhibits is the experience of feeling safe. Understanding and connection is the goal. The experience of feeling safe is the foundation of loyalty and trust. How will you promote safety to make your relationship a safe haven?