When I think of my relationships with others I am close with, I often visualize a long cord that attaches to me and the other person together. Yet we are standing far away from each other. I think to myself “attached yet separate”. This helps me remember that the choices I make in life are MINE and mine alone, and not everyone I love has to be on board with them. This also helps me remember that although I care about this person, they are the ones solely responsible for their own choices in life.
Attached yet separate. 😘