Category: Communication

Walk up to the “I” line, but no further. (Or “Learning to stay in my lane.”)

My therapist is great. He gave me some useful, subtle advice for a persistent issue I’ve encountered with assholes my whole life. The advice is: Don’t bother trying to explain to or argue with a mentally unhealthy person. Keep your emotions in check during any unavoidable or necessary encounters. (A frank friend once said it more succinctly: “Check yourself before… Read more →

Some times you feel like a nut, some times you don’t

Funny how the small things can say “I love you” so loudly. My husband and I carpool. We usually talk a lot on the rides, and yesterday we got to talking about a five-ingredient chicken recipe that included coconut. He listened to my MMMMMMs and said, “I’ll bet you liked Mounds.” I told him no, that I LOVED Mounds. The conversation… Read more →