Too stubborn

Posted: June 29, 2014 in books

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Many of us recall that argument taking place, where both of you think you are right. You lapse into silence, each as stubborn as the other, refusing to give in. It could be days, weeks or months, before you even speak again. Meanwhile, everyone around you, are walking on eggshells, waiting for the tense atmosphere to finally evaporate. It’s worse when you live together, moving around the house, avoiding eye contact, maybe even a few harsh comments thrown around as you pass. Is this really the best solution? What about being the better person, and swallowing the need to be right, allowing harmony to be restored, at least for the other residents in your households sake.

I suppose it actually depends on the source of the fallout, but do we not encourage our children to kiss, and make up? Shouldn’t we follow the examples we set? Each case, of course is different. If we truly believe we are right, then why should we relent? Whatever the case, I believe not talking to an individual over something, (especially when you live together) is pretty pointless. Does it really get you anywhere? All I see is, that you make everyone (including yourselves) miserable. I am speaking from experience, it’s not fair on the rest of the family, and  you don’t stand to gain anything at the end of it. So is this really the best course of action?

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