Eventually, there is a shift that takes place in business, intimate and platonic relationships.
The relationship goes from, "it's you and me against the world" to "it's you against me."
Being on the same team begins to no longer feel like winning. But, it instead feels like you are sharing the success, sharing the praise, sharing the fame, sharing the money, sharing the [fill in the blank].
The question the two of you are asking changes.
What once was, "how can we make each other better?" is now, "which one of us is better... is it you or is it me?"
This changes everything. This changes the entire dynamic. This changes the competition. What once was healthy is now extremely unhealthy.
And you're forced with a tough decision. Do you fix it or do you leave?
By Cole Schafer.
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