I agree with everything expressed in this post. Sadly, we don’t hold back and give our loved ones the same respect we offer outsiders. We foolishly believe that because we are family it’s OK to lash out and not filter ourselves. They’ll forgive us and love us anyway.
The other day I read a post that said:
Grab a plate and throw it to the ground.
Did it break?
Now say sorry to it.
Did it go back to the way it was before?
Do you understand?
We can heal, forgive, and reconcile, but we shouldn’t use this as a free pass to continue hurting and not be conscientious of how we hurt one another.
I was on a long and emotional call with a friend who’d recently been verbally abused by his sibling in a moment of anger. We talked about the possible reasons and how they usually behave within and outside of family. All our observations led me to one big question – Are we willingly more rude to […]