I know someone who has really good intentions for me. They have helped me navigate my biggest issues in this year.
However, quite often, their words become so rude, that I often have to tell myself: But they intend really well!
Today, I chose to address their rude tonality. Because a lot of how they speak was starting to get reflected in my conversations, and multiple people gave me the feedback that I should be kinder.
I don’t know how it would affect our relationship further.
However, I wanted to make it clear to them that I addressed what was uncomfortable.
And that is the first step in showing people how to treat me.
Accepting rudeness once is being kind.
Accepting rudeness every time is being a fool.