We all occasionally experience periods in which stress causes overwhelm, fear and a feeling that we’ve lost control. When we’re stretched thin, we come up against the limits of our emotional bandwidth, which sometimes leads to us treating others poorly. If we’re the recipient of this behavior, it’s helpful to remember that others acting this way are probably coming from fear and that we would likely behave the same way in their position. If it is we who are acting out, it’s best to acknowledge our fallibility, apologize when it’s appropriate and…

Forgive ourselves.