I'm a good friend. I think.
I am a good listener. I don't like to shoot my mouth off and give advice. I will just listen. Sometimes, that's all someone needs.
However, when you are a good listener, you become invisible.
When a listener needs to talk, no one is used to listening to you, so, you get ignored.
I have many friends. That have helped me in many ways. But, lately... I feel invisible.
I know, how can a mother of 4 children ever feel invisible? In my house, I couldn't be invisible if I tried.
My husband is my best friend and he hears about everything that's bothering me. But, men don't make the best girlfriends. They're too....manly.
Over the past few weeks, I literally have spoken, out loud, to human beings, about something that's on my mind--family issues, health issues--and have been totally 100% ignored.
Maybe I'm not loud enough?
But, with all this frustration that's in my mind right now, I'm liable to burst and really make a spectacle of myself.
Jarrett is a quiet kid. He goes with the flow. He listens. But, sometimes, he'll have a bad day and blow up over something stupid.
I understand completely.
The quiet ones are the ones you have to watch out for.