We each hold shared responsibility for the quality of our relationships.
As soon as we click into a one sided blame we have lost responsibility for what we have been responsible for all along.
Enter relationships with care. Communicate around shared and individual needs.
If the relationship involves business and the exchange of money document any agreements, expectations and timeframes.
If things aren't working communicate often and early.
Reduce the need for offences or defences by calibrating to your shared responsibility of caring for yourself, one an other and your partnership however formal or informal.
Generously guide your collaboration with honesty, humour, self-awareness and grit.