Ever have a day filled with little annoyances that just keep coming at you? You manage your frustrations, deal with the challenges, and get through the day. You go home exhausted and your significant other walks in the door giving you a joyful greeting. And then, BAM! Everything comes out in a rush; you lose it and totally dump on him or her.

The person you love more than anyone in the world drops his or her jaw and slinks out of your view. You stand there feeling awful.

This scenario helps to introduce the 5th and final blind spot to embodying personal presence and power. In this week’s video, we talk about interactions with our significant others and developing awareness about being embodied when we’re with our most intimate partner.

Of all the relationships we have, the person we choose to live with is the last person we think about when it comes to having a radiant, magnetic presence. After all, this is the person who has accepted us for our beautiful, amazing, messy, goofy selves! He or she is the one person we can totally let our guard down with.

Unfortunately, our better halves are also the people who get the brunt of things when we’re at our worst. When it comes down to it, isn’t he or she the one person that matters the most to you? Shouldn’t they be at the top of your list when it comes to people you want to be your best self around?

As you watch the video, think about ways you can be more fully present and connected. Give your partner your full attention, come back to your center, and let your radiance shine through. Simply being aware that the interactions with your significant other might be one of your potential blind spots is the first step in making a shift that honors your loved one with your best self.

I hope this information is useful and that you have enjoyed the 5-week series on Blind Spots that Drain Presence and Power. I would love to hear your comments about this segment as well as any of the other videos in this series (if you need a refresher on previous segments, just scroll through the blog and click on the links in the recent posts). I know that for myself, being aware of my blind spots in my social interactions as well as with the people closest to me has helped me to learn and practice personal presence and power across all areas of my life. My life is fuller and my relationships are richer when I value the people I am with. Things seem to go smoother and I get more enjoyment out of life.

Here’s to awareness and working on our blind spots together!