Time spent attempting to change others affords little time for personal change. --Georgette Vickstrom
One of the challenges I struggled a lot in my early years of marriage is that of changing my husband. Not only do I expect myself to grow and change, I wanted him to do the same. Yes, I fell into the trap magnificently. Needless to say it was a losing and painful battle. I learn it the hard way that I need to let him (and others) be who they are, regardless of who I want them to be. Acceptance of the others is the best gift we can offer to those we love.