The Boiling Frog Syndrome
Beware the Boiling Frog Syndrome, which states the following rule: If a frog is placed in a pot of boiling water, he'll immediately jump out of it to protect himself.
However, if you place a frog in a pot of cool to room temperature water and slowly turn up the fire until it reaches a boil, he won't notice the subtle change in temperature and will be boiled alive.
Here's how to extrapolate this principle to the state of your relationship.
You know when you're in boiling water with a partner. However, it's not so easy to recognize when things are slowly going awry. The lesson: Pay Attention! Big things often have small beginnings. It's possible to remedy an issue before it gets out of hand and seems unconquerable.
There Are No "Shoulds"
Don't hide you vast magnificence simply to fit into someone else's preconceived notion of who he/she thinks you should be. Only YOU get to decide who you are! Walk tall to your own drumbeat.
Honesty is the Best Policy
Make sure to build your relationship upon a strong foundation, which includes honesty, respect,and open communication, so it doesn't crumble during times of trouble.
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