Dealing with bitter people can be exhausting, if you let it be. Bitter people resent your good fortune, your life and just about everything about you, and they let you know it. Yes, they let you know it, usually in a passive aggressive way. They are not fun people to have around.
So how do you deal with a bitter person in your life?
I decided to start my research by Googling some good quotes on bitterness. Here’s some of the ones I found; Continue reading
Posted in All kinds of Advice, Personal Boundaries Primer
Tagged being bitter, bitter, bitterness, feeling entitled, forgiveness, Friendship, George Eliot, Harry Emerson Fosdick, love, Pain, Resentment
it ain’t easy being green
it ain’t easy being small
it ain’t easy to be seen
it ain’t easy when you fall
But it’s easy to find space
And it’s easy to fit in
It’s so easy in this place
I’ll hold the door, go on in
Why are you so upset?
I’m upset because I just spent the last three hours trying to say I’m sorry for spending time with her husband this weekend. I invited him over to watch a game on television with me and my husband.
Why was she so mad?
They’re separated because she threw him out of the house.
Oh. So why did you invite him over if they’re fighting?
Because we wanted to find out what his story was and if he wants to go back to her.
Did he tell you? Continue reading
Posted in All kinds of Advice
Tagged being married, being nosy, Friendship, gossip, interfering with marriages, love, meddling, seek therapy, snooping, spouses fight, The Daily Post, triangulation
atop my friend’s furry head
atop my sanctuary
Flesh eating predator; the Condor
Note: This happened to me a very long time ago, so there is no need to offer me comforting words, even though they still feel good. I am so much stronger and evolved today than I was when this was happening to me. I tell this story today because one thing anyone deciding to tell their story of abuse needs to be very aware of, is how to tell their story in a way that keeps them from harm and from being abused any further. I hope this finds you well and ready to start a new and healthier path.
They say that birds of a feather, flock together and this saying couldn’t be more fitting when it comes to toxic personalities. Those turkey vultures sure love to get together to smack their smelly lips over your dead body. How they get together is a mystery, unless you’re the culprit giving them clues.
Do yourself a favor and stop leaving a trail of bread crumbs for them to follow. Continue reading
Do you remember the conversation we had at our friend’s memorial?
The conversation where you said “We shouldn’t wait for situations like this to catch up with each other. We should stay in touch.” My heart literally sang!
It was so incredibly nice to be shown this welcoming and friendly presence after so many years of being shunned and mistreated by you. I was floored with gratitude. Perhaps it was the venue and the somber feelings of regret and loss that softened you that day. You were so beautifully warm after so many years of behaving like an arrogant self-possessed jerk. Continue reading