|"Bad behavior can be forgiven, but the behavior must change, else bad behavior becomes acceptable, undermining all that forms the foundation for civilization and social harmony, not to mention improved interpersonal relationships."|
It has been said that, "Order is heaven's first law." You should have no patience with vague or nonexistent structures in relationships. Everyone "just being themselves" is chaotic, insensitive, and lacks the elements of cooperation and mutual understanding which are essential to the very meaning of the word "relationships."
Independence - the absence of willing obligation, one to another - does not constitute the new wave of progress in evolution. So, don't let it creep into your relationships unchallenged, or judge those who have enough courage to refuse to be abused by it.