As an adult, being responsible is really a basic to success. However, when you are being responsible for the actions of others both you and them WILL have long term consequences. Consider what Dr Henry Cloud shares in his blog:
“Behaviors have consequences. If we study, we’ll reap good grades. If we go to work, we will get a paycheck. If we exercise, we will be in better health. If we act lovingly toward others, we will have closer relationships. On the negative side, if we sow irresponsibility or out-of-control behavior, we can expect to reap failure and the effects of immoral living. These are natural consequences.
Problems arise when someone interrupts the law of sowing and reaping in another’s life — when someone tries to “rescue” the person involved in a negative activity. A person’s drinking or substance abuse should have consequences for the drinker or the abuser. If we rescue people from the natural consequences of their behavior, we render them powerless. Unless the consequences are life-threatening, we should often allow the natural consequence to follow the action.”
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Cloud, Dr Henry. Stop Taking Responsibility For Someone Else. Boundaries.me September 3, 2019.