“Please, please, stop yelling at me!
I will stop shouting when you freakin’ stop complaining!
I am not complaining. I am just calmly telling you what bothers me.
You never stop doing you. Whatever I do for this family is never good enough!
You are such a controlling bitch! I am out of here!”
Have you ever thought: It is impossible to talk to you! You are so reactive, always defensive and angry. Our conversations always end in blowouts.
“I am exhausted. I can’t do this anymore.”
Even strong, independent people can find themselves in toxic relationships. Toxic relationships erode a person’s self-esteem and worth. They tear at the muscle tissue of self-confidence and rip at the integrity of the soul, crushing the human spirit.
Can you imagine sitting on the couch together, calmly speaking about very sensitive matters and having enough self-control and mutual respect that the emotional intensity does not elevate from 0-10 in seconds? This is possible for nine out 10 couples! Sure, it may take some work, but the good news is . . . it is just work!