If you ever need a friend who will be totally honest with you, I’m here.
Because it could mean that this “friend” is manipulative and only wants to dish out some covert abuse. Covert verbal abuse, which is hidden aggression, is confusing to the partner. Its aim is to control without looking like control. Subtle controllers can be the worst of the verbal abusers because their behavior is confusing, hard to pin-point and describe. Have you been put down, corrected, criticized, belittled, trivialized or snubbed for your own good and under the guise of being “totally honest”? When words and actions don’t match up, that’s a good indication that something is rotten.
I am getting much better, early on, at listening to my gut tell me when something is a bubble off in a “friendship”.
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Good for you. SOME people never figure out that bit of vital knowledge.
It is a mass delusion that makes society believe the ridiculous adage; “The people who love you the most are the ones who hurt you the most.”
NEWSFLASH! People who love you, NEVER hurt you. My husband, son and half dozen life long dearest friends have NEVER hurt me and I am PROUD to say I have NEVER hurt them.
LOL! mzchief. It’s about time I figured that one out. I goes like this: I really care about you and because I always tell the truth and ALL my friends value me highly for my truthiness so you would be a fool not to believe it when I say the following things that are based on my superior perception and that have nothing to do with Me wanting to put you down to make ME feel better about ME.
That’s right up there with this is going to hurt me more than you.