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@gingerw, perhaps it was my tendency to go a bit long in my storytelling.
I don't know.
Any criticism makes me sad. I know better.
I know I should pay attention when someone is trying to help me.
I think it is just that I was verbally abused so much that nothing ever felt good enough.
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@mamacita I was thinking about you situation last night, when there is my brain running like a hamster wheel. I was told long ago that as a communication style, men want to hear a report ["just the facts"], where women want a rapport [establish a relationship]. Perhaps in an effort to fit in at your girls' weekend, you were responding to non-verbal cues, and in the effort to be part of the group, you plunged ahead. This may be what your daughter felt was over-sharing. You wanted to be included in the comraderie. Where does this sit in your soul?
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