#74 – “Today I will stop doing all the work in my relationships.” From: The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie.

“I will give myself and the other person the gift of requiring both people to participate.  I do not have to do all the work; I need only do my share.” 

A good friendship requires give and take on both sides.  This is also true if you are doing all the listening and the other person is doing all the talking.  For a friendship to thrive, everybody needs to have their turn.        

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When I was young, I made a lot of bad choices. The only way I knew to dig myself and my family out was to go to the library, always hoping that the next book I read would change my life and thankfully, often many of them did. Out of gratitude for the happy life I have now, I decided to share what I have learned, and continue to learn. I hope that Tuesday Tips helps you as much as they have helped and continue to help me. Sand
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2 Responses to #74 – “Today I will stop doing all the work in my relationships.” From: The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie.

  1. Great post. This is really good advice, most people don’t realize how much they hurt a relationship by playing either side (doing all the work and the opposite).

  2. sand1 says:

    What you say is true. But what I think is really sad is that kids are not taught basic manners, which would make life so much easier for them when it comes to getting along with people in general. Instead, they have to learn everything the hard way if they learn it at all.

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