Have you heard of "boiling frog syndrome"?
Did you know that if you put a frog in a pot of water and start heating it the frog is able to adjust its body to the changing temperature? The frog keeps on adjusting with the increase in temperature then, just when the water is about to reach boiling point, the frog is not able to adjust anymore. At that point the frog decides to jump out. The frog tries to jump but sadly is unable to do so because it lost all its strength in adjusting to the changing heat. Very soon the frog dies. What killed the frog? We might think it was just the boiling water. But the truth also rests in the frogs ability to decide when it had to jump out.
Whilst we certainly wouldn’t recommend hurting any frogs, at Take Time Counselling we would recommend reflecting on the therapeutic parallels for us. Whilst there are times when we all need to adjust with people and situations, we also need to know when to stop adjusting ourselves and when we need to challenge, confront or get out.
If we allow people to adversely affect us physically, mentally, emotionally or financially, they will most likely continue to do so. We have to decide when to adjust and when to jump.
If you, or anyone you know, needs any help regarding a difficult situation or relationship then reach out to us today.