Ultimately, it is your responsibility for good relationships.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
Relationships are a two-way street, just as there are two directions in which energy can flow. Let’s continue with this discussion of good relationships by identifying your own responsibilities. You can’t hold anyone else accountable for their words or behavior until you do the same for yourself. By inference this will also help you recognize when others are acting appropriately for a healthy relationship.
When it comes to relationships, the Golden Rule should always apply: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” You have primary responsibility to treat yourself in a positive way.
Dr. Stephen Sideroff is an internationally recognized expert in resilience, optimal performance, addiction, neurofeedback and alternative approaches to stress and mental health. He is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA’s School of Medicine, as well as the Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics. www.drstephensideroff.com