What if the key to successful relationships was straightforward and simple? Maybe not completely easy, but simple. I was reading through my email this morning and came across a comment from someone who was talking about an insight they had in their relationship. I thought it was very profound and I paraphrase and elaborate on it here:
What if the key to our relationships is not about trying to make the other person or even ourselves change?
What if the key to successful relationships is having the courage to say what we need without attacking, blaming, or criticizing?
Imagine what our relationships, communities, and workplaces could be like if we made this one small change? What are the possibilities that we would open up? How much angst could we save ourselves and others by making this one simple change: Ask for what we want without attacking, blaming, or criticizing?