So what do you do when you find yourself stuck between a rock and a hard place with someone you love?How do you take two steps backward to help them bounce forward?Alder tags: angels, blunt, clarity, communicators, dark-angels, different, healers, messengers, narrators, outspoken, peculiar, pirates, sages, simplify, smart-mouth, socrates, stories, tough-jobs, tough-love, unexpected-encounters “What parents need to teach their children is not how to keep from falling down but rather to understand that, no matter how many times they fall down, they can always get up again! It’s the people who never learn the word impossible who make history, because they’re the ones who keep trying.” ― Leigh Bardugo, tags: challenge, communication, confidence, couples, declaration-of-love, feedback, feelings, giving, gossip, heart, in-vain, lack, love, meaning, meeting, mention, miscommunication, no-chance, open, receiving, relate, relationships, rivals, searching, shut, shut-down, shut-up, struggles, suffer, talkative, talking, tension, tough-love, trust, untrusting, untrustworthy, vain, verbal, verbalizing, verborragic, wordsworth, worfs “Let's dispense with the nonsense, Victoria.
“An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair-weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.” ― E. Bucchianeri, tags: acquaintances, advice, caring, caring-for-others, catholic, catholic-author, christian, companion, constructive-criticism, criticism, flattery, friend, friends, friendship, gadfly, hard-truths, human-nature, people, tough-love, true-friends, true-love, truth, wisdom, wise-sayings tags: advice, angels, enemies, family, friendships, helping, helping-you, honest-advice, life-purposes, love, marriage, no-hate, real-love, soul-connections, spiritual-awakening, spirituality, spouses, tough-love, true-love “Never allow yourself to become a choice in any relationship. Next time you see Yamada, drag her up to the roof and throw her over! ” ― Chika Umino “I mean, most parents would be proud of a kid like that - good-lookin' and smart and everything, but they gave in to him all the time. For somebody to tell him 'No.' To have somebody lay down the law, set the limits, give him something solid to stand on. You are going to fix this problem, he said when he diag- nosed whatever was wrong, and there was never any question. It was just a matter of trying and trying and trying some more.Most unhealthy relationships have a care giver and a dependent party, whether this is a friendship, a parent/child relationship or a romantic relationship.