AUTHOR’S NOTE: Step Eight of the Twelve Steps of programs such as A.R.T.S. Anonymous is, “Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.”  

Ameliorate any suffering I’ve caused.
Manage the expectations of others.
Even out areas of unequal power.
“No” is a complete sentence.
Direction can be protection.
Saying the truth can be freeing.