Our egos employ tricks to help us hide our insecurities from ourselves and others. During power struggles in relationships, we might subconsciously use various tactics to gain and retain control, such as: being critical, using subtle threats, withholding approval, being aloof or playing the victim. Identifying these egoic strategies and becoming conscious of them can help us improve our relationships, elevate our self-awareness and, most importantly, assist us in being more…

Authentic and loving.