You’ve probably heard the saying, “We hurt the ones we love the most”. It is common for people to modify their behavior at work and in public so as not to offend, to not appear mean and to not get fired. However, family members are often taken for granted, and this can lead to treating them poorly as frustrations are taken out on them. The truth of the matter is that you can be fired from your family as well, and at the very least, damage the relationships. I suggest a basic rule of thumb: work to be grateful for all the people in your life, and treat them as you want to be treated – “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.
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Author Marcus Straub
Marcus Straub is Founder and CEO of Life Is Great!™ (LIG) Coaching and Consulting, Inc. based in Grand Junction, Colorado.