Letting People Solve Their Own Problems

“Sometimes we rescue because it’s easier than dealing with the discomfort and awkwardness of facing other people’s unsolved problems.  We haven’t learned to say, ‘It’s too bad you’re having that problem.  What do you need from me?’  We’ve learned to say, ‘Here.  Let me do that for you.'”

— Melody Beattie, Codependent No More, p. 84-85.

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