Sometimes it’s difficult to assess how our behaviors affect the climate of our relationships with others. What each of us talks about significantly impacts what others feel and think around us. If you would like an example of this, consider how you felt the last time someone told you bad news. Their information probably had a direct impact on your mood and how you felt inside. What we do can affect what others around us feel. For example, when parents are going through a divorce their children are observing a lot of stress and tension in their caregivers. (excerpt from Stop Marrying Mistakes: Using Principles to Claim a Healthy Relationship, 6)
How does your story affect those around you?