Archive for July, 2012

It is difficult to resist requests from people with whom you have close relationships, because of your fear that they will take offence. But agreeing to something that you resent damages your authenticity in the relationship and over time does more harm than being truthful from the beginning.
In the situation below Teresa is concerned that [...]

The longer you allow others to assume that you are always available to fit in with their plans and demands, the more difficult it becomes to change your behaviour. You find it more difficult to speak up; the other person finds it more difficult to accept that you are no longer going along with their [...]

Are you one of the people who has lent money to a friend, a relative or a business partner, expecting that at some point it would be returned, maybe even with interest. Perhaps you negotiated payback terms and received reassurances that they would be met, but the deadlines went by. You might have felt too [...]