Welcome to your Friday Morning FYI – my chance to share observations/wisdom/rants in short, easily consumed form.
This week’s FYI is about the interpersonal dynamics associated with protecting yourself:
There’s a weird, Hollywood-created notion that implies the only way to be happy is to be vulnerable to the point of giving someone power of you. “You complete me.” “If you leave, I’ll die.” “My life would suck without you.” One of the biggest problems with this is how we expect everyone to act this way, and are stupefied when someone doesn’t.
Never be upset with someone for defending themselves, even if that defense takes the form of them walking away from you. When that happens, the problem is probably not with them.
Thanks for reading,