I’m inspired to write and share this (and I will be vague, sorry) because I need to have it written down, see it, and have it out there. I need to be reminded, and if others see it, even if I just *think* others have seen it, it might be the push I need to stick with it.
For a long while now, I have had one very important relationship that I continue to struggle with. I’ve heard it said so many times that problems are really just opportunities in disguise. I need to look at the situation as an opportunity to grow, to mature, to be the better person, and maybe even “killing them with kindness” or “faking it ’till I make it” will change the dynamic and change that person’s behavior and demeanor as well. If I remember this, and try to act accordingly, at least I can say I really tried my best. At best, maybe a good relationship can even grow from it.
It seems obvious, but when you’re flooded with emotion and history, it’s hard to see the forest from the trees.
Have you ever had a tough relationship you had to work through? If so, how did you manage, and what was the outcome?