In the past two days, my therapist told me my anger put people off and one of my better friends in this town told me that I hadn’t heard from a mutual friend of ours in over a month because I require a lot of emotional energy on others’ parts and am hard to be around.
You can imagine what these comments did to my already-fragile (very fragile) sense of self-esteem.
As kids, our parents teach us that cute little rhyme, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”
It’s an injustice on their parts to teach us that, because words can hurt. A lot.