- Look in the mirror. It's easy to blame the other party for a break-down. Looking in the mirror allows you to see things from the other person's point-of-view.
- Once you discover what you are doing to make the situation difficult, go to the other party and ask forgiveness.
- Promise to change your ways. Lip service is not enough. Take action. This may require changing bad habits that annoy others. Your commitment to do this will go a long way improving your relationships.
- Admit you are wrong or at least part of the problem. When politicians do this, their popularity increases. Yours can, too.
- Be willing to forgive. Once you do, let go and never bring up the issue again.
I'm sending today's story to my newly discovered cousin who began searching for her roots in her childhood. Neither of us had anything to do with the split that occurred generations ago, however, my cousin took action and sought out to reunite with our amazing family. At last, our family tree is being restored to its fullness.