“Our relationship will improve dramatically when we stop rescuing others and stop expecting them to rescue us.” – The Language of Letting Go
Firefighters, doctors, military, police and super heroes are expected to rescue others. The same goes for parents with very small kids, or those taking care of the very elderly or ill. However, even they aren’t in the business of rescuing people who have the ability to rescue themselves. The point is, I’m here to help others when they cannot help themselves. But the moment I start doing for them what they can and should do for themselves, I actually hurt more than help. It’s time to let go and let THEM, no matter how much we may still want to help. When I take care of me and allow them to take care of themselves, our relationship improves and ILML!