This statement rings true. I just wrote someone dear to me. I had to get quite a few things out there because I have a bad habit of holding things in for fear of conflict. I told them that along with how I thought they were being selfish with their words and actions. I told them that I’m dealing with the loss of my mother and I still wanted to be there to support them, but I need them to be understanding.
Well, my words were taking completely out of context. How do I know this? Because I got the standard, well I won’t burden you. I swear I hate that, all I asked was that you be understanding and sympathetic to my situation. I’m trying to be there and some days I just need time to do the things you need me to do.
Seems like you can’t win sometimes. I have to write back and I’m dreading that.