Daily Prompt: Friend

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Call me a friend

If you haven’t felt bored with me;

If I’m always there for you;

If I am loyal to you;

If my presence makes you happy;

If I don’t shut you up but listen when you talk;

               If I respect you for who you are;

If I don’t take advantage of your friendship to me;

If I am hurt when you’re hurt

And happy when you’re happy;

If I lift you up when you are down;

If I don’t charge you for my time

Or for being there for you.

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This post is in response to the daily prompt: Friend

How do you interact so that your relationship or marriage can move forward? (Final Part)

 

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To interact effectively, you must first do the following:

Respect

Respect means having a high opinion of your partner, or making the person feel valued. It does not mean making them feel stupid around you. It does not mean making them feel the need to change who they are, or the need to become who you want them to be.

Respect has to be about who the person is, not who you wish they were. Your idea about them can affect the way you feel about them. And how you feel about someone can affect how you speak to them, or how you treat them.

The tone of your voice and your choice of words constitute the differences between respect and disrespect. You cannot tell someone to get lost and still claim that you have respect for them. You cannot yell at them and still have the same view that you respect them.

Your ability to attract your partner towards you after every conversation without having to apologize to them for anything is a good indication that you are respectful.

 

Stay tuned for the next post on interaction.

 

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