40 Days, 40 Habits You Should Break; Day #25: Staying In Stifling Relationships
Bad Habit #25: Staying in Stifling Relationships
Too many times we see people who are obviously in relationships that are a hindrance to them. I once wrote about a relationship that I got out of before I got sucked into that lifestyle of being stifled by my boyfriend and the wishes he had for himself. I feel like sometimes people confuse “happiness” with what is really good for them. Sometimes we want so bad to be happy in a relationship, that we settle for a situation that isn’t really bettering us in the long run. This is true not only for romantic relationships, but for friendships as well. The people you surround yourself with on a regular basis are a reflection of you, and choosing those people can be one of the most crucial life decisions you have to make. All relationships should have an element of freedom and flexibility and give you the power to grow at your own pace while engaging in those things that help you reach your life goals. The people surrounding you should seek to help you highlight your strengths and achieve your goals; you have to be allowed to make mistakes and grow without the threat of punishment. I encourage you all to take a thorough look at your relationships and friendships and make sure you aren’t caught in a situation that doesn’t help you exercise your true potential.
As a side note, I want to share with you an interview Will Smith did recently with regards to his 17-year marriage to Jada Pinkett-Smith. Will speaks the truth, per usual, about how his marriage has continued to be successful over the years. He gives insight on the things you should be looking for in the people you surround yourself with. It inspired me to write this post… Check it out here.
In case you missed it… Bad Habit #24: Being A Relationship Hypocrite