Nov 30, 2022
Great things and growth happen at the end of your comfort zone…
does that apply to relationships too?
In this episode of Inner Archeology, Sarah and Emily
discuss the connection between trust, risk, uncertainty, and safety
in relationships – including the role of expectations, the idea of
self-trust, and how to approach failed relationships.
Key Points In Episode:
- Have you heard of Emily’s Master Your Fate 90-day program?
Learn more about it over at MasterYourFate90.com.
- Today’s episode is inspired by some of the relationship
conversations Emily has been having with her cohort plus some
inspiration she got from an Instagram profile: the intersection
between trust and risk, safety and uncertainty in
- The more trust we develop within ourselves, the more safety we
create inside of us and the more capacity we have for risk and
uncertainty that are needed to experience joy and beautiful things
in life, says Emily. Do you agree?
- For Sarah, healing comes from relationships. It isn’t just
about having trust in yourself…when it comes to relationships, you
eventually need to put trust in someone else – hoping they will
treat you with respect.
- What comes to your mind when thinking about self-trust? Do you
think it’s about developing trust in yourself by keeping the
promises you made? Is it about rooting your identity within
yourself instead of on external things? (For Emily, it’s the
- We often think of failed relationships as failures… but,
actually, they can be great sources of self-trust, confidence and
- Do you know how we experience growth at the end of our comfort
zone? The same can be said for relationships: if you want
meaningful and deep relationships, you need to accept a level of
risk and discomfort.
- Sarah shares a story that brings the role of expectations in a
relationship into the picture.
- Both Sarah and Emily think that the way you see whether someone
really cares is how they show up, especially in repair. What’s your
- Are you replaying toxic relationships over and over again?
Chances are that you have normalized harmful and toxic behavior and
have mistaken it for safety. Recognizing this was huge for
Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
Inner Archeology Email
Sarah Turner on Instagram
Emily Pennystone on Instagram
@Inner.Archeology on Instagram
InnerArcheology.tv (video version)
Inner Archeology on YouTube
MasterYourFate90.com (Emily’s 90-day program)
@QueerCosmos on Instagram