I equally hate the quiet barrage of criticism, ridicule, reprimand, preaching, scolding, general lack of respect and appreciation.
I wish I could say it didn’t exist between us, but it does.
SINCE IT DOES, I wish I could say it’s occasional, but it’s not.
Not only is it NOT occasional or specific to one occasion, it doesn’t require any occasion.
On the contrary, it’s constant!
So in the comfort of my home and/or while out with my family, I can look forward to any or all of the above-mentioned behaviors — all the time, at any time and for any reason.
Regardless of the volume —
the disregard for the effect of your words on my spirit is deafening.
Whether those words are wrapped in the frilly facade of humor or doused in the scorching heat of anger, their message is direct and painful.
I am not your subordinate, slave, maid, employee, servant or whipping post.
I am also not here on a suicide mission.
I have feelings, and you continuously violate my boundaries regarding what hurts them.
AND NO, I AM NOT TOO SENSITIVE! You must be confused, I AM DEFINITELY NOT TOO SENSITIVE!
ON THE CONTRARY, YOU’RE TOO INSENSITIVE!