I believe life starts with understanding yourself: interactions, needs and paths to contentment all begin there.

One way I put this into practice is seeing each person separately before relationship coaching, to ensure everyone is in touch with themselves and their needs.

Some groups have particular difficulty accepting themselves: being LGBTIQ+, polyamorous, trans, kinky, a sex-worker, or any other difference can create challenges that all begin with learning to love and listen to yourself.

Some aspects of self to learn about might be sexual orientation or gender identity.