Episode: 99

Stop Repeating Dysfunctional Relationship Patterns

Stop Repeating Dysfunctional Relationship Patterns

“If you had 1 year to live:
– What would you stop doing that no longer serves you?
– What would you start doing?
– Most importantly – WHO would you really want to spend more time with?
Start now… You might not even have that 1 year left…”

– Anne Hellgren

This is taken from an episode where David Roberts interviewed me on his podcast, ‘People with Purpose.’ David and I discuss self-worth, surrounding yourself with the right people, and taking responsibility for your health and choices. We also discuss the importance of living an authentic life rather than one expected of you or simply to please others.


  • We all develop bad habits, including entering and staying in bad relationships. Fortunately, habits can be broken.
  • Children who see ongoing abuse in the family tend to be more likely to tolerate or perpetuate it in their adult lives because it feels normal to them.
  • Build a strong relationship with your kids, have deep conversations with them, and stay approachable so they feel confident about opening up to you as they grow up.
  • Many bad decisions could be avoided if we learned to love ourselves more and recognize our self-worth. 
  • Periodically, pause and review your life—the direction you are going in—and ask if your relationships, friends, jobs, etc. are still serving you.
  • Worrying too much about what others think of you will hinder your growth and happiness.
  • Take the time to assess and question your religious or cultural programming. Many of us go through unnecessary pain and unhappiness following traditions and beliefs created by previous generations that neither apply to us anymore nor serve us at all.

If you have found this useful and know someone who needs to hear this message, please share it with them. It will not only benefit them, but you could also gain the awesome feeling of knowing that you are blessing someone else through your share!

If you want to know more about creating your own MBOD or examine your existing circle, email me at anne@annehellgren.com. Let’s create the future you deserve and desire together! 

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