The Moore American

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October 23, 2013

Don’t let your friends take control of your life

(Continued)

MOORE —

I’m sure you’ve heard the golden rule, “treat others as you wish to be treated.” Make sure you are holding up your end of the relationship.

We also want to point out that these requirements hold true in a romantic relationship, as well. No one should be in control of another person in this regard. People who find themselves involved in these types of relationships need to realize that this is a form of abuse and can lead to horrific circumstances.

Along with control, a few other things to look for would be anger, humiliation, jealousy, guilt trips and, of course, any sign of physical aggression. If any of these characteristics are present, the relationship should end immediately.

A partnership means just that — it’s equal input from both sides, as well as mutual respect. You are a queen and should be treated as one.

Send questions to questions.classact@gmail.com. Sally and Jeannie are certified school counselors with more than 50 years combined educational experience. Jeannie has two children, Sally three. The responses presented don’t necessarily reflect the views of any certain school district.

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