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When dealing with someone who is resistant to what you want, no matter what it is, it’s important to just let it go and let the person “come” to the decision (or not) in his or her own time.
Whether it’s to be a good parent, be a committed loving partner, be healthier, be a helpful friend or simply make good choices for him or herself, it’s difficult to sit back and watch someone be “stuck” in his or her way of thinking.
-Your friend wants to keep dating an abusive guy– you wish for her to be free.
-Your love interest is amazing and the two of you click– but she is resistant to committing.
-Your co-parent is absent from your kids’ lives, and you want him to be available.
–Your family member is sick and not caring for his health– and you’re worried for him.
What’s the common factor in these scenarios?
You want someone to do something, yet the person is resisting what you want.
It’s frustrating as hell, watching someone hurt him/herself or making a choice that’s keeping the person from being happy in the long run.
The hardest part in all of this is accepting that you can’t change your loved ones or people that matter to those you love.
So, what can you do?
When it comes down to it– give them what they want!