I almost lost it today for no reason other than comments that are meant to be nice, I think. I was talking to a friend at lunch. We were talking about life and trial's we've experienced. My friend obviously needed to vent because we weren't really talking. I was listening and nodding my head. I didn't mind that the conversation was a one way conversation until I received a certain response that struck the wrong cord.
When my friend stopped to take a drink between sentences I took this as an opportunity to jump in and offer advise. Her response was, "you're strong and handle your challenges well, so you wouldn't understand." What does that mean exactly? I am a strong person and I think I've handled most of my challenges pretty good. But don't minimize what I've been through because I've handled my trials in private and choose not to ruin a perfectly good lunch focusing only on the negative.
I couldn't say this at lunch so I feel much better now. Thank you.