If children are a part of our relationship, there are probably times when my energies are taken up by disciplining them, or trying to find ways of handling their "wrong" choices. Sometimes those situations may leave me angry, frustrated, tired, or with other feelings that I dont like.
When that happens, I may also find myself resentful towards my SO if I feel theyre not handling their fair share of discipline problems, or if theyre giving the children more leeway in some things than I like.
Whenever I feel dragged out or resentful, it may help me to look at how "I" react to other peoples expectations of ME. Do I value their encouragement? Do I resent it when they try to get me to do what they want "or else"?
Just for Today
A low self-love in the parent desires that his child should repeat his character and fortune. I suffer whenever I see that common sight of a parent or senior imposing his opinion and way of thinking and being on a young soul to which he is totally unfit. Cannot we let people be themselves, and enjoy life in their own way? You are trying to make another you. One's enough. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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