Friday, December 6, 2019
Focus for today: I give encouragement and support in difficult times.
Friends encourage and support each other in difficult times and generally make a positive impact on each other's lives. However, they're also willing to confront and constructively criticize and refuse to collude with what may lead to the eventual downfall of both the friend and the relationship.
As with all relationships, it's the differences between us that challenge us -- to grow, enrich us and bring us more insight into who we really are. If your friendship doesn't allow for exploration of difficulties and is so fragile you don't dare approach conflict, then whether it is a loving friendship must be questioned.
Friends mirror parts of us of which we may be unaware and some of which we may not like. In doing so they help us live out our truth, and show us we're lovable and acceptable even with all our faults and shortcomings.
Excerpted from the InnerSelf.com article:
How To Deal with Conflicts in Friendship and Seeking the Best Possible Outcome
by Dr. Brenda Davies
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