When we argue, we are vulnerable. We need to take time to heal ourselves before we re-engage.
We all have demanding people in our lives. While we want to care, we also have to look after ourselves.
When we argue, we try to make ourselves right and the other person wrong. But, instead of helping, this urge to polarise actually perpetuates conflict. True happiness lies in being happy to be neither right nor wrong, to just be.
People-pleasing, playing by other people’s rules, is tiring, and may not lead to happiness.
Being criticised is part of life. If we’re going to be happy, we’d better learn to cope with hearing criticism, and even welcoming it.
Are some of your relationships marked by resentment? Many people, especially after difficult times, forget to reintroduce gratitude and reward into their relationships.