If you are in one of those times when you feel you are “living in chains,” take a look at your own behavior patterns. When someone continues to mistreat you, you must set aside the question of who is right and who is wrong, and instead notice how you are cooperating. The question to be answered is, “What else can I do?” That is when you can begin to write your own story.
Charlotte Lankard is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice. Contact her at email@example.com.