You’re upset. You’re hurt. You’re angry and annoyed. Heck…you’re downright furious…livid even. And you act like it; yelling and screaming at the top of your lungs…acting like a crazy woman. You argue back, interrupt and interject. You got your finger pointing, spit flying, neck rolling…. You aren’t even making any sense. Or, you’re crying hysterically because…he left. Or he cheated. Same thing. Snot leaking down to your top lip, you think you’ll never love again, or be made a fool of again, or give it up so easily again. You start to eat–or stop eating completely. You sleep all the time–or don’t sleep at all. You don’t know if you are coming or going.
Do you find yourself in a lot of senseless arguments? Maybe you argue and fuss about the same things over and over again. Or, maybe you aren’t arguing about the same things, but you’re arguing with the same people. These folks know just how to push your buttons. Better yet, they dangle that bait out there in front of you, and just like a big fat hungry fish, you gobble it right up!
Many times people know exactly what they are doing when they bait you into an argument. They do it for several different reasons: [Read more…]