Hurt Feelings

Impact
I don't like hearing about the important developments in the lives of good friends or relatives first on Facebook. And I
Wellness
Try and assess the ratio of positive to negative comments you make to each other. Chances are, you may need to make some adjustments in that regard, if you value your significant other and hope to celebrate many more love and romance-filled Valentine's Days together.
Parenting
How do we handle when our feelings are hurt, when the would-be offender was really only guilty of poor delivery of necessary information? How do we teach our children what we as adults can't even seem to master?
Divorce
A decision that someone made hurt me deeply. I spent a small amount of time in a pity party of my own making. I was exhausted, and I didn't have the energy to do anything about it, so I just let it wash over me for a time.
Divorce
If one party in the divorce has been wronged, then that wronged spouse is going to see neutrality as acceptance of the ex's actions. And that spouse will consider any embrace of the bad actor a statement that you don't care about the hurt he or she endured.
Post 50
Dating in our teens and 20s was challenging. Dating in our middle adult years, with significant exes, children, pets, mortgages, careers and a boatload of emotional, physical and perhaps even financial baggage, may seem impossible.
Post 50
Online dating over 50 is a petri dish for weird behaviors, a lot of it kind of fascinating. But one of the weirdest behaviors is the phenomenon of people getting their feelings hurt by, and reacting angrily to, people they haven't even met.
College
There are justifiable case-by-case situations wherein an educator might exhibit targeted sensitivity to a student's unique circumstances. This is humane and laudable. In most instances though, trigger warnings are not a manifestation of justified empathy but are symptomatic of an ailing culture.
Wellness
It's been said that living with an open heart requires a cup of understanding, a barrel of love, and an ocean of patience. Sometimes that seems like an understatement.
Wellness
When your partner consistently avoids sex and intimacy, or on the rare occasion when they are willing, are obviously doing so reluctantly -- the accumulations of repeated rejections are likely to have a big impact on your self-esteem.
Wellness
Although there are a thousand ways to feel rejected on social media, 999 of them are probably not personal. Assuming the worst in these situations will not only cause you unnecessary hurt, it can make you reach incorrect conclusions about your friendships and assume problems exist where they do not.
Women
It would be easy to say, "Yes, you were to blame." And it would be just as easy to say, "No, it wasn't your fault. You're not to be blamed." If you're feeling confused and a little upset right about now, then you're in the right place.
Wellness
Family gatherings over the holidays usually involve heightened emotions of all kinds. Such events might begin with an atmosphere of joy, connection, love and caring but they don't always end on the same note.
Good News
If, on the other hand, you are sure that the other person really is the one who has created the problem, then here are some
Politics
The more likely reason Obama and Grassley stopped being phone pals is hinted at in this sentence from The Hill's piece: "Democrats
Wellness
One of the most important aspects of being human is the fact that we have feelings -- all day long. And yet, rarely are we taught healthy ways to cope with them. Who among us learned about coping with emotions in school?
Women
The next time you are in an awkward or unpleasant situation with someone who matters, don't stew about it. If you decide it's best to deal with the situation yourself by moving beyond your feelings, use these four tips and stop sweating the small stuff!
Wellness
Psychotherapists often advise their clients to share their feelings with the important people in their life. Is this good advice?
Wellness
When we allow our emotions to be felt, they do have a trajectory of their own, and we don't get to fully control it. This seems to be why feelings can feel so scary.
Wellness
Taking things personally damages our universal vision. It contracts our perception of self into a very small and narrow point in time. It limits and restricts our sight; it misguides our higher inclusive wisdom.