Thursday, March 17, 2016

I Saw it on Facebook

This rather popular series of mine is back!  Hope you enjoy today's offering.

Telling me to calm down when I am upset is like throwing gasoline on a fire!

When you say, "Calm down", I hear, "You are upset over nothing.  I don't see why you think this is   so important."  Instead, I need to hear, "I know.  That is awful!"  Once I begin to feel like you are understanding WHY I am upset, THEN I"ll begin to calm down.

Do you have a similar reaction to this phrase?  

What phrases push your buttons?



  1. Ah yes. That would do it. I could see myself yelling, "Don't tell me what to do!"

    1. LOL I wonder if this is a woman thing or if this phrase is a red flag to men as well?

  2. I have seen this one, LOL, its so true. I think sometimes we just want to say something to be helpful and 9/10 times we always say the wrong things.


  3. Nope, it never works. My wife knows better than to say that while I'm driving.

    1. I learned a long time ago not to say anything to Pete about his driving while he is driving. Best to be quiet, pray and never ride with him again if you survive. ;)


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