Friday, June 14, 2013

Do you know where to draw the line?

When any relationship starts, it begins in either of the two ways below
(1) With a THICK line between two people clearly defining boundaries. Classic examples are friends, work colleagues, couple, etc.
(2) With no real lines and no specific boundaries. Classic examples are parents & children, siblings, etc.

Over time relationships grow and as they evolve - they end up in either of the two ways below:
(1) With well-defined lines between two people clearly defining boundaries, what's OK and what's NOT OK
(2) With hazy lines and no specific boundaries, no real clarity on what's OK and what's NOT OK.

 Now here-in lies the problem..
if a relationship has "hazy lines and no specific boundaries, no real clarity on what's OK and what's NOT OK" - At some point, one thing is bound to happen - One starts taking things for GRANTED. And beyond a point, that's NOT OK with most people...

So what happens?
Things are said which hurt
Things are done which hurt
Things are ignored which hurt

And that puts permanent cracks between people in a beautiful relationship

So what can be done to avoid this?
Well I think "Drawing the line" in relationships before its too LATE
Be it with your parents
Be it with your children
Be it with your spouse
Be it with your friends
Be it with your family
Be it with your colleagues
Be it with just about anyone

Learn to draw the lines
Sooner than Later
Let them know what's OK
Let them know what's NOT OK

So, Do you know where to draw the line? If not, it's food for thought!

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