I used to be the person who boasted that I was a straight talker - saying how I feel, leaving the pretty bows on the floor, and delivering 'truth' to those that requested or needed it.
It won me as many friends... as it did enemies... all knowing that I would be straight up, whether they could handle it or not, and most importantly, whether they were read
No one 'made you' cry... the way 'you' perceived and processed the other's actions, inactions or behavior, resulted in 'you' feeling hurt, angry or disappointed.
Likewise, no one else 'made you' happy... the way you understood or thought of them or their actions, triggered the release of chemicals within you that made yourself feel good.
This does not mean that the other person is not kind, important, disrespectful or cruel. However what it does mean is that you have the c