Why I Stopped Being Nice

Photo by Tamara Bellis on Unsplash

Most of us long to be good partners to others. But what does it mean to be good to others in a relationship? In my twenties, I thought it meant being polite, overriding my own needs or feelings to make life easier for the other person. I thought I was building strong relationships. Except that I felt like a phony, I felt awkward. For me being nice meant being saccharine…

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