Even though nobody else is responsible for your happiness, we all do affect one another emotionally. When you’re negatively affected by someone’s behavior and you want them to know, don’t expect them to read your mind — tell them! Explain your feelings in a kind and loving way. Own responsibility for your interpretation and reaction. Different people have different reactions. They may not have meant it the way you took it. Even though feelings aren’t always accurate, they are valid and it’s okay to feel and share them. Just…
Do it lovingly.
Steve and Jarl