Relationships are assignments we must consciously engage in as we transform. One of the most significant aspects of a relationship is that it provides the stage upon which we act. Here we can observe how we show up in this world, how we relate to ourselves and others. We can also observe what we accept from others and how we allow ourselves to be treated. We become aware of the aspects of our personalities that we hide, repress, deny, doubt or embrace. This can trigger uncomfortable feelings and upheavals in our lives. Upheavals are often the catalyst for our efforts to change and grow. When we focus and work on our own stuff first, our relationships can be our path to peace, healing and transformation.