Hey, have you ever noticed how much easier things are when the rules and expectations are really clear? Like when we see a ‘Don’t Walk’ sign, we know not to walk across the road or we will risk getting hurt.
Just imagine what it would be like if we had really clear rules and expectations in our friendships too? It would help us to reduce our chances of getting hurt or being treated disrespectfully.
We know we can’t control the behavior and choices of others, but we are totally in control of our own behavior! That means, we get to make up our minds about the values and expectations that underpin the actions we take and the choices that we make in our friendships.
Being really clear about the things that we will put up with and the things that we will not tolerate, helps us to keep our friendships in the healthy zone of the Friend-o-meter!