Ahh, if only abusive people were upfront and enlightened enough to be truthful. But I’ve never met one who is.￼
Instead, they sucker punch, I drop to my knees, catch my breath, and stand up as if nothing happened. ￼
That was the scenario until very recently. Now, as scary as it sometimes feels, I gather myself, breathe deeply, stand tall,￼ then verbally notate the punch and the fact that it’s a foul and inappropriate act.
Whether the action is an insult, invasive question, a dig veiled as a joke, or the all-too-frequent act of unapologetic interrupting￼, it’s imperative that I draw a line in the sand. If I don’t…who will?￼￼