The Loving Series©
Do you want respect?
I remember repeatedly not feeling respected.
I planned my day around meeting my friend, at the beach.
It was going to work well - for example, a dog walk, I'd do my weekly food shop, my daughter’s stationery which I postponed buying to that day (as the shop is en route) & also the DIY store.
As I was leaving, she cancelled.
I was gutted - all these things, plus more, of my busy week was planned around it.
Some warning would have been appreciated. (Of course I know I could still go alone).
I like to turn up AND on time (not 20mins late). And I like advance warning if I can’t make it. And I expect the same both ways.
Respect shows that you are important & valued.
We can become triggered when people don't respect our values.
My trigger helped me show my friends my time boundaries. And I really appreciate their respect of this.
In Part One you discovered yours friends' traits (plus your own) - their important values.
Become aware of yours and your friends' values
How do you respect their boundaries & values?
How do you respect your own?
What happens to you when your values aren't respected?
How do you ensure they are?
Boundaries : find yours. Then you are on track to ensure people respect them.
Boundaries : protect us & give us a sense of control over ourselves.
Remember - ask for help if you want to discover yours.