Originally Posted by redpepper
I think it's important to remember that people need to start somewhere and that they have a need to protect their "primary relationship" at the beginning.... by calling it "primary" and having "veto" power sometimes.
I think this is really good insight.
I often forget we are veterans of these trenches and how we see things and operate would be quite beyond those who are just getting their feet wet. I generally pass advice off as "go slow - don't hurry", but in hindsight that's pretty general and doesn't include good tips like RP offered here in regards to a specific topic.
Just realize that these early boundaries & rules need to be subject to growth & change. Hopefully they don't outlive their usefullness and become a liability.