How to Cope when Others Resist Your Changing
How to Cope when Others Resist Your Changing Mary Magdalene through Mercedes Kirkel
As I grow and try to have my heart in the right place, others around me, whose relationships with me are changing as I change, sometimes feel hurt by me or angry with me. Or they are resistant to my change. I don’t want to hurt people, but I need to grow and change. Do you have any words of wisdom on this subject?
Yes. As much as you are able, you can communicate to people that you are aware that you are changing. You can help them understand why you are changing. You can help them to understand why you value this change. If you are excited about it, let them know what you are excited about. Help them see the beauty of the change you are going through.
You can also acknowledge that you care about them. Let them know that you realize this change may not be altogether easy for them and that you want to support them as much as you are able in the midst of this change. You can ask them whether there is any way you can support them in adapting to what you are going through. Ask them what they need for their well-beings.