Why is it that we allow our family & friends to cross the line that complete strangers we’d not allow to treat us in such a manner?
Why do family members feel that that they can treat the ones who love the most & care for them the best in the worst way possible?
After stopping by my buddy’s blog today
Those questions just popped into my head
I had recomended to him to read the book Boundaries by Cloud & Townsend which I’ve started to read & do the exercises in the workbook
It was just the thought which I had that I wanted to express,
I fully know what he means by being attacked by friends of the person who you were attempting to help out & do the favor for
only to end up having things turn out
the person who the favor was being done for not only doesn’t appreciate the favor being done for them but they in turn make you out to be the bad person for asking for some reasonable requests in return
It’s so draining to putting up with such negativity
but when it’s a family member it’s hard to get thru to them that they just have to be responsible adults & learn from their mistakes
But more importantly they need to learn how to take advice so that they won’t keep making the mistakes in the first place…
not sure if I’ll get into the details of why this ponderance has taken the front of my thoughts today but that it has is my ponderance for the day