⠀ I probably spend more time awake at night worrying about and analyzing my friendships and family relationships more than my romantic one. ⠀ ⠀ Sometimes, for me at least, I worry that if I ever do anything wrong, or something to upset someone, their view of me will alter forever. ⠀ ⠀ I worry that if I’m not always the nice one, or agree, or act cool, calm, and collected, they will just drop me as a friend or not want me around anymore. ⠀ ⠀ Coming from someone who inherently needs to feel accepted, there can be a lot of stress surrounding relationships. ⠀ ⠀ However, there is something I read that has helped me more in this past year than anything else regarding my inner circle: ⠀ ⠀ “ No response is a response. ⠀ If they want to, they will. ⠀ Not everyone thinks or feels the same way you do.” ⠀ ⠀ From that, I took: people express and accept love in different ways. You can’t always expect something in return for your efforts. You have to be able to try to see situations from other points of view. ⠀ ⠀ Trying to adapt this into my mindset has released a lot of anxiety for me, and has helped me accept my friendships for what they are at this time. It has also helped me understand why I do the things I do. Helping me be a little more accepting of myself. ⠀ ⠀ Relationships are such a fundamental, and important part of our lives, and it’s crucial to learn how they affect us and how we can nurture them. ⠀ ⠀ To learn more about this topic and so many others, check out the Future Boss Lady book, available on Amazon!