Whether you are sitting in your own room or you are elbow to elbow at a office meeting your relationships start and end with you. This may seem counter-intuitive considering relationships traditionally are between two or more people. Yet, in high school, we learned that conflicts in literature occur as man verses man, man verses himself, or man verses nature. In all three cases, the characters are key to the relationships. You are the character in your own book of life.
When we understand we are the key to relationships we then can make them better. If you are knee deep in conflict then how can you positively affect the outcome? If you feel as if you are ‘doing it all’ in the relationship how can you positively affect the outcome?
Can you think of a relationship that you are not in control? Why is that? These questions are the the intertwining roots to connecting branches.