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Whose fault is it? When blame replaces responsibility

Updated: Jan 11

I've just had a conversation with someone about responsibility and it quickly deteriorated into finger-pointing - on both sides. We lost sight of what we were trying to resolve, instead turning our attention to one-upmanship on the blame-o-meter.

That got me thinking about responsibility and when and how we are prepared to accept it. We may be quite happy to take full responsibility for booking holidays, restaurant tables and getting the car serviced, but how much responsibility are we prepared to take to keep our relationship on track or to accept the role we had in escalating a minor disagreement into a full-blown argument?

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