4.05.2009

The Downside of Living in the Moment...

is that when you're in a negative moment, you are absolutely sure it's going to last forever. Granted, there's always that detached analytical part on the sidelines that is laughing at the notion, but that only makes it more annoying.

LATER: Feeling better. Will be going to bed early, so that'll help too.
"See," says intellectual side, "I told you it would get better!"
Emotional side sticks out tongue and gives a resounding raspberry.

8 comments:

onewandering said...

So been there... recently even. I hope it doesn't last long!!! *HUG*

Anne C. said...

Thank you, Jen! I needed that! (((((HUG)))))

vince said...

I understand the feeling. I get that way when down or frustrated - I'm often sure the world is going to end. Fortunately it doesn't happen around other people very often.

Glad you're feeling better, and hope you had a good night's sleep.

Anne C. said...

Fortunately it doesn't happen around other people very often.

Yeah, I try very hard for it not to. It is, after all, my own emotions and my own responsibility to deal with.

Expecting other people to deal with your emotions is, in my opinion, unfair and immature.

Anne C. said...

Belatedly realized that some married persons may take offense at that last remark, since by it's very nature marriage doesn't really provide the space/privacy to deal with one's emotions away from the other person. I must assume each couple establishes their own method of dealing with this...

Mummy Grabill said...
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Mummy Grabill said...

deleted original post - too many typos - yikes!

I take the important part of your statement is the word expecting. You are right that married couples don't have as much space to not share their emotional moments with each other even if they wish too. But I don't think it stops there - significant others, siblings, parents and friends all, at times, appreciate the opportunity to help you (you in the general sense) deal with your emotions. But you are right, there should never be an expectation of said interest.

Anne C. said...

MG always manages to clearly and gently present other perspectives. For which I <3 her.