Repeat After Me: I Resolve to Stay True to Myself

01.01.2018 | Arts & Pop Culture, Family & Relationships | Posted by admin | Article

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Making resolutions for the New Year can be a tricky business. If the goals are too lofty, you’ll likely fall short; if you don’t make them at all, you’ll wish you had.

So I have an idea for a resolution that is not too lofty yet speaks to something highly personal: your relationships.

This resolution has to do with the core concept of personal authenticity, which starts with accepting ourselves, our sexuality and our needs as they are. While this may sound easy, it’s often anything but — we almost always try to compromise ourselves in relationships in ways that undermine this goal.    

Read more of my thoughts on this important resolution in this column, which first appeared in the Reno Gazette-Journal.