Own: to acknowledge as one's own; recognize as having full claim, authority, power.
We own our thoughts, emotions, feelings, behaviors...
We don’t own people.
Not even our children.
Yes, we are responsible for
✅ Providing structure,
✅ Creating healthy boundaries,
✅ Expressing and enforcing consequences when those boundaries are crossed, and
✅ Communicating effectively.
However, everyone has the right and the power to choose.
When we attempt to take away choices, that’s a form of bondage, manipulation, and control.
You can only control yourself and
💚 how YOU be,
💚 what YOU think,
💚 what YOU say, and
💚 how YOU behave.
Everyone in your life deserves this same space and grace. These are makings of creating healthy relationships.