Saturday, February 11, 2017

In Vain

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Consumed by self-righteous anger, she saw only her side. However, having a difference of opinion does not make one wrong. So, he tried in vain to explain his side.

She screamed, “This isn’t about you!” He knew she was right: this was obviously all about her.

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24 comments:

  1. When we let anger, justified or not, cloud our thinking, there can be no resolution.

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    1. Especially when some people only see their own side, making it all about themselves. There are always two sides.

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  2. I know what you mean... believe me, I know what you mean.
    Have a good weekend and stay warm and safe.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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    1. Some people make it difficult to resolve issues with them. Sad, but true. HUGS.

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  3. OMG - do not even get me started... me, me, me, meeeeee! Very tiring attitude. I hate when people 'wear blinders' :)

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    1. It makes it hard for everyone, including themselves.

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  4. I have been on both sides of this situation. Usually the one of the woman when I was young and naive. You learn as you age that compromise is key. Sending lots of love and prayers. Hugs, Janet

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    1. That is very true, my friend. Some people never learn, which is sad.

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  5. My Dad's Grandma used to say everyone is entitled to their own wrong opinion MOL!

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    1. It is, especially when they do not learn. You have to listen to learn, though.

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  7. I can relate to this story...from both sides. I think I have gotten better about the "it's all about me" but I still have those times when I have to rein myself in, take a breath, and listen. Thanks for sharing with In Other Words. Good story, Annie.

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  8. I'm one of those who can relate from both sides. It's difficult when trying to placate someone who is very angry. I came from a family where there was a lot of yelling. It's also frustrating when trying to tell one's story and having people turn the conversation to themselves. One thing my ex husband said to me during the last death throes of our marriage when I told him to tell me if something was wrong is "if you loved me I wouldn't have to tell you, you'd just know."

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    1. Your ex-husband had a point, but there is more to it than that. You know that, though.

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  9. As always, you are right on target, Annie. It's good to have beliefs and convictions, but we all need to remember the power of compromise, compassion and empathy, too. :)

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    1. Exactly. That is what relationships are all about. Hugs.

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  10. Brilliant! This reminds me of my two OC's in a way, though they can both be obliviously dramatic. ~grin~ Happy writing!

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  11. Oh wow, so much tension and misunderstanding conveyed in a few sentences!! Masterful.

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