It is frequently OK to be selfish…
Yes I said it and more in this piece in Women’s Health.
Many of you are very giving. You listen to your friends, and take care of them, but you don’t want to burden them with your issues. But it’s not being a burden—it’s a really essential thing to do, and not just so you get sound advice. It’s important because you get the help you need, whether it be emotional support or tangible support, but it’s also helpful for a relationship.
When a relationship is one-sided and you’re constantly giving and the other person is constantly taking without the reciprocal, that’s not a true relationship. When you allow the help to go both ways, you’re actually forming a deeper, healthier relationship with that person.
Here are the 4 Times is short form:
1) When you need help
2) Between the sheets
3) After work hours
4) When you’re craving ‘Alone Time’
Read the full article to get more of my insights and tips to balance your vital relationships. 4 Times It’s OK to be Selfish