Many times we end up in relationships and we can’t understand why the other person does or doesn’t do something. We assume that they know better, but what we forget is that everybody has a backstory, those events from their past that have help to shape and mold who they have become.
We all assume that everyone has been taught the same etiquette. Not just how to behave in public or using their napkin, but how to treat others, especially the person that they are romantically involved with. What most of us were never taught is that with each new person that you bring in to your life you become the student and the teacher.
As the student it’s important that you pay attention in class, because there is always something to learn from and about your new teacher. If you observe carefully they will tell you more about themselves without ever having to open their month.
As the teacher you have to not only show up as yourself, but you must teach them how to treat you. You can’t assume that they know anything, because if they fail a test you are the only one to blame for not supplying your student with all the information needed.
We always assume that someone knows how to treat us or talk to us, but truth is you can’t know what you’re not told.
Are you being a good student and a good teacher?
Love and blessings in divine order,
Song of the day: “Teachme” - Musiq Soulchild