There are a lot of misunderstandings and emotional reactions that are based on our past that can trip us up.
They make us overreact before we know the full story or the real intention behind someone's seemingly hurtful action or comment.
The pain is real.
If you're like most of us, you feel insecure about being accepted. You may be afraid of rejection and the humiliation that goes along with it.
Fear is easy.
Most of us are used to it.
It's our go-to emotion.
It's love that's hard.
Love requires you to give people the benefit of the doubt as they're speaking their mind even when they seem to be upset with you.
Maybe they are upset with you.
Maybe they're even right.
No benefit of the doubt. No love. It's that simple.
It's honest conversation between both of you - with the volume turned down - that can help you see the love behind their words. Reject them immediately and you just may reject that love and real friendship that was meant for you to share.
Love shows up in a lot of ways.
Describe the last argument you had, what hurt most about it and how it ended.