Sometimes things happen with relationships which can really upset us. We can try and try to make things good with a relative, and they keep making it tougher. We can have a romantic partner end things without a clear “reason” other than the fact that they don’t want it to continue. We can take great care of ourselves in diet and exercise, and get sick anyway. Sometimes things just don’t work out, no matter how hard we try.
It is so easy to sit here and blame others at this time. The relative doesn’t listen, the romantic partner doesn’t know what’s good for them, the building is just crawling with germs, or any number of things that puts the blame elsewhere. There is probably definitely validity to all of these claims, but that does not mean we get to stop being responsible. Regardless of what is happening on the other side of the street, our side still has us, and we can always control what we do. While we can’t always ensure what other people will act, we can always decide how we respond and how we let their actions affect us.
Remember to be responsible. Blame to others is never a recipe for winning.