My therapist brought something up in session the other day that got me to thinking (like I need help in that department). She asked me what I wanted those around me to do and say so that I wouldn’t be so hurt by everything all the time. That may seem insensitive but in context, it made sense. I didn’t have an answer for her. The more I think about it, the more I become confused.
What do I want people to do? I don’t want them walking on eggshells but I want my feelings to matter. I want people to be truthful and open with me but I want them to make sure they don’t offend me. Is there a gray area for this? Am I just not seeing it?