Taking personal responsibility in relationships is so hard. Most of the time we often want to blame the other and point out what the other person is doing wrong. When we feel attacked or blamed by another, we are likely attack back. Here is the problem with this dynamic, it is creates difficulty in creating and nurturing healthy and thriving relationships. If we are unable to own our part and take personal responsibility for our words, our thoughts, beliefs and actions, we often end up hurting the other and ourselves. At times we are unable to see our co-creation in the moment, however when we practice taking responsibility we become better at recognizing and owning our part and if need be, we can do a repair. As the quote says, this will only help us get stronger.
“Taking responsibility for things and truly owning them helps us get stronger.” ~Unknown