Why do we, as women, hurt so easily? By hurt, I mean our feelings.
I think I do pretty well not taking things so personally. Most of the time. We all know that "sometimes" we get overly emotional and cranky and witchy.
I used to not be so "tough". I used to come home from any social event and ponder what so-and-so meant by some harmless comment. Or worry that I said the wrong thing to someone.
I think having kids has made me say what I mean and mean what I say.
I can usually be tactful and express myself so there's no wondering what I mean or what someone meant by what they said.
Except when it comes to those that are the closest to me.
Family and super-close friends have the power to hurt me like nobody else.
And it seems that once a wound is inflicted on me, it just gets salt poured on it, over and over again.
It may develop a scab and start to heal, but then the wound gets bumped and hurts all over again.
Currently I'm hurting. Again.
And it's because I opened myself up, even though I knew what the result would be. I still put myself out there.
I'm not sure whom I most angry with--the one who caused the pain. Or myself.