Today let’s talk about tough love. So what is that?
Has it ever seemed like someone is taking advantage of you, even when you may have told them to stop.
I had a friend who used to call and start verbally unloading the problems of her world, without even asking how I was doing. I had to tell her to stop, and finally stop talking with her. I was sorry for what she was going through, but it felt like she was handing me her problems and not doing anything about them. I teach people how to treat me, and if I don’t change how we interact, it’s me who is letting it continue. One person said that tough love is tough on the person who is doing it – it’s true, setting those tough boundaries is painful, but sometimes necessary for my own peace of mind.
Have you ever had to practice tough love with a friend?
Dan L. Hays offers encouragement for adult children of alcoholics.
The podcasts of these episodes can be found at: Minute to Freedom
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