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Should I expect people to change around me?

Lisa Oz
Health Education

The first thing to realize is that you cannot change anyone else. The horrible truth is that people just do not do what you want them to. Frankly, sometimes it seems like they are deliberately trying to thwart you. There are times when you may help them see things differently with direct, honest dialogue. Sometimes, it takes threats to change the scenario. However, the bottom line is that you cannot make them do anything they do not want to. The only thing you can control in any conflict is yourself, and that is on a really good day.

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