Do you ever get the feeling that bashing your head against a brick wall would be less painful and more productive than communicating with some people?
Ever just want to SCREAM???
OK Snowie! No need to shout!
Less and less these days I feel that way, I am now more inclined to just shake my head and smile in bemusement! - uses less of my energy!!!
This excerpt taken from the wonderful Lori Gottlieb's ' Stick Figure - a diary of my former self' p135 describes perfectly how I feel. A psychiatrist (Dr Gold) has been attempting to explain to Gottlieb & her family how to better communicate with each other and to practice it at home.
On arriving home...
" The minute I walked into the kitchen, Mom said how much she liked Dr Gold. You could tell she was madly in love with him, and she was pretty excited about communicating, too."You know Lori, I've been meaning to tell you something for a long time," she said. "It's about your hair". It really needs work. Your layers are all grown out and you'd look just adorable with some wispy layers, especially around your face". Then she turned to Dad and said " I love communicating ". I hate Dr. Gold.
I told Mum that Dr Gold wanted us to say how we feel about ourselves, not about everyone else. That's why he spent all that time teaching us how to use "I feel" statements. "Okay, fine," Mom said. "I feel that your hair needs work. I'm just telling you how I feel." Like I said, Mom always misses the point. "
Sweet Blessings, til next time!