- They become more like work than play
People are drawn into our lives because it feels good to be around us. It feels easy, like being on vacation. When the “easy leaves” due to demands and rules (instead of love and boundaries), the human tendency is to distance ourselves or look for easy somewhere else.
- There are strings attached
Instead of being genuine, we manipulate. Instead of surrendering our agenda, we scheme.
- Someone is not being honest
One or both participants are hiding. Due to shame or fear of losing love or respect, we keep secrets. The tragic irony is that secrets always become wedges that separate.
- We can’t or won’t forgive
Whether friends, lovers, or family, reviving a relationship starts here. Deal honestly with obstacles to delight. Help everyone.