Are some of your relationships marked by resentment? Many people, especially after difficult times, forget to reintroduce gratitude and reward into their relationships.
If you get frustrated every time your wishes are blocked, you are setting yourself up for misery. To be happy, it helps to develop alternative responses.
Sometimes a helpless, unloved role has become a second skin, so that we cannot imagine there is another way to live. But there is. We are all able to initiate and negotiate help for ourselves, and love for ourselves.
‘I can’t help it’ can sometimes be, how shall we say it, a bit of a ‘cop out’. There is, perhaps, always some way in which we can act wisely.
Arguments escalate because we cannot wait to get our words in. Simple accepting that the other has spoken is a powerful tool for peace.
Do you make others responsible for you, instead of being responsible for yourself?