If you can bolster your support and learn from the challenges, then your second--or even seventh--attempt may be the one that sticks. And that could change your life--truly.
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I recently escaped from a control freak friendship. It wasn't unlike a short-lived romance -- fun in the beginning and then the issues start popping up, like weeds in a summer garden.
Being nice often means being inauthentic. It can be a form of control -- attempting to control how the other person feels about you or how they respond to you.
What should we do when we have to live or work with people whose controlling behaviors impose on us? It's a good question -- in fact, a question that several HP readers posed.
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