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Monday, January 12, 2015

How to Get Along Better with Your Parents

Dear Bro Jo,

Hi Bro Jo.

I'm having trouble getting along with my mom and sometimes it's my fault and sometimes it's her fault that we fight and ague.

Please give me some advice on how to make us stop fighting and ague?


A Concerned Daughter

Dear CD,

Like Sister Jo says, the best way to get along with other people is to serve them.

Find ways to be of selfless service to your mom; do your best to Be Understanding (that may mean realizing that the two of you won't agree on everything, and THAT may mean choosing to not talk about certain things); and always show her appreciation and respect.

No two people agree on everything, and we shouldn't require that of our friends or family.

Can you imagine how lonely life would be if we only spent time with those we agreed 100%?

- Bro Jo

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