Not Under Their Power . . .
“We must be careful with our lives, for Christ’s sake, because it would seem that they are the only lives we are going to have in this puzzling and perilous world, and so they are very precious and what we do with them matters enormously.” ― Frederick Buechner The ‘only life’ you’re going to live is now. Stumbling and bumbling around trying to fit your self into a relationship that has proven it’s not going to change is a useless pursuit. Trying to exert pressure and control in another person’s life to make them change just doesn’t work. Instead, we need to see ourselves as volunteers in our relationships — not prisoners. Even if it has occurred to you that you are in an arrangement (whether by blood or choice) with a difficult person, you can still make the most of your precious life. Learn the skills of ‘Fool-proofing’ your life. You don’t have to busy yourself trying to get the other person to see where you’re coming from. Spend your time figuring out where
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