Anger reminds me that when someone feels entitled to slam a door (or phone) to end a conversation, I am not obligated to open the door again for them. In this relationship, anger reminds me that surviving and flourishing means their silence and entitlement need not manipulate me.
08: The Virtuous Lie
I used to own a T-shirt that read, “I’m sorry I’m late; I didn’t want to be here.” The shirt’s message is more honest than I am comfortable admitting.
07: Some Thoughts on Lying
This essay and Rich’s quotes are uncomfortable truths reminding me of the impact on people that trusted me and loved me and that I trusted and loved.
06: Distancers and the Silent Treatment (Part 1)
As I recently was reminded, we sometimes have to re-experience the pattern to know we’re outgrowing it…