17 May COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY TO CREATING GREAT RELATIONSHIPS
What do you do when you’re in a situation with a person you considered to be your best friend one minute (and they thought the same way), and then shuts you out of their life the next and never wants to speak to you again?
It is painful when someone that you believed was a true friend shuts you out and won’t give you a reason.
I can remember when one of my friends was upset with me and I couldn’t figure out why. When I asked the reason they responded with, ‘I’m not going to tell you. You should know.’
I thought, ‘I don’t know, that’s why I’m asking.’
I found it very upsetting that we couldn’t just talk about it. I couldn’t fix or change what I didn’t know. Unfortunately, we can’t make people listen to us and understand our perspective. They have to be willing to listen.
Here is something you could choose to do to help you ‘bounce back’ from this upsetting circumstance;
Letters also allow the other person to consider your point of view when they are ready. Sometimes people need time to think and reflect.
Even if the other person does not read it, you can feel good knowing that you shared what you were feeling in order to help mend your relationship.
Since we all think differently it is so important to share when something is bothering us. Communicating, in a respectful way, is the key to creating great relationships.
Until next time…