When Helping Isn't Helpful
Today, I was very critical of a loved one. I pointed out a speech habit that I thought made my boyfriend sound less intelligent than he is. What’s worse, I expressed my criticism at a time when he was very vulnerable, having just come out of a situation that put him out of his comfort zone. I know, I know, I’m a horrible person. And I feel horrible about it. Because I was horrible and I felt guilty for it afterward, I wanted to know what had propelled me to be critical.