How to change a person into someone he could be? Ralph has the answer.
Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be, and he will become what he should be.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think that most of the time, I treated Husband #2 as he was. My behavior most likely reinforced how he felt about himself inside. The dark things. The insecurities.
It’s hard to trust in the idea of treating a man as he could be. What if he doesn’t step up to the plate and fulfill that expectation. What if the expectation you have for the man isn’t something he wants to be?
Thank you, Ralph. You’ve given me a thought to ponder…