While we strive to be our best selves, sometimes we make mistakes.
Maybe we raise our kids with poor habits learnt when we were young. Maybe we yell when it is a tough time in our lives. Maybe we push all the buttons of our partner because we learned that behavior early on.
While poor behavior may not be easily excused, once we learn the cause of it, sharing with others can help them to see and understand – and to respect us.
We get a lot of credit for trying, and for being open and honest. Even if it is scary to start.