“Acceptance does not mean that we have to allow things into our lives that aren’t good for us. Obviously, we wouldn’t go out and commit a crime because we believed there was something to be gained by learning to confront fears we have about such behavior. We don’t become whole unless we recognize the need to set boundaries and be able to discriminate between what’s right and not right for us.
Being willing to learn from our relationships does not mean that we should stay in situations that are not good for us. If a relationship is physically or emotionally abusive, what we have to learn from it is how to set boundaries and protect ourselves. This could mean going into couples counseling to seek real and lasting resolutions. Or it could mean leaving the relationship if that is the only way we could effectively take care of ourselves.”
Shakti Gawain, in “The Path of Transformation”
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