All of our personal and professional relationships require a lot of emotional intelligence and self-awareness which is why relationships are often challenging. Emotional intelligence is all about understanding our own feelings and those of others. It is also important to know what our personal values are and to have the ability to enforce boundaries in our personal relationships. People sometimes describe their experiences in relationships as losing themselves but there are healthy ways to communicate and to be in relationships and sometimes an outside perspective is helpful. If we can identify unhelpful patterns or beliefs then they too can be changed.