Surprises come a dime a dozen and the best thing you can do is be prepared. As life happens around us, amid personally prioritized challenges and conflict, relationships are often compromised and we’re not always made aware of the cost and/or repercussions of said compromises upfront. Pride is often mistaken for who’s right vs. who’s wrong, and so it becomes increasingly difficult for either party to take the first step to repair the problem. The attached photo is the best allegoric depiction of my warning to you, when facing this issue. Take the time to wrap your mind around the steps necessary to put things back together again. You never know when you may be forced into a situation wherein not being able to do so could cost you a long-term reward. Take inventory of your life, your relationship, what you stand to lose vs. what you stand to gain and make a true assessment of the risk you're accepting by succumbing to pride.
October 17, 2013