“Chill out. You’re making a mountain out of a molehill. It’s not a big deal,” is likely something you’ve said yourself, or heard from another. These words are often spoken when someone has failed to keep their word, and the other person complains about it. Hurt feelings occur when the negligent party fails to deal with, or admit to, the consequences of their own irresponsibility. Although this strategy might work in football and other contact sports, it fails miserably in the game of relationship. When there is a pattern of unfulfilled promises and broken agreements, the trust level inevitably goes down, as does the sense of self-esteem and respect between partners.
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