It happens all the time. You say something innocent and somebody misunderstands. Maybe it’s months later, and they won’t let it go.
Arrrgh! You feel like shit! You just wish they’d get over themselves already and listen to reason.
Now turn the tables. Recall that thing that someone said or did to you, maybe decades ago, that has devalued your self worth, derailed your momentum, and had you snagged on a rock in the middle of the river while life passes you by.
If you’re anything like me, you revisit it., regularly. You revalidate it. And even though you know that person was W-R-O-N-G and didn’t know what they were talking about, you still nurse the wound and use it as your excuse for staying stuck.
Communication is rife with misunderstanding. Even when both people think they’re doing their best