I used to hate confrontation....and still do....but pretending is worse.
Pretending that feelings aren't there....that everything is alright...that everyone likes each other....that I'm a happy calm parent....that, that, that....I could go on and on and on.
How does it benefit anyone in the long run? Stuffing feelings, emotions, ideas inside. They all come eventually in one way or another. Some come out in the size of my butt! Emotional eating.
Maybe a distant attitude. Smile, nod, say hi and walk the other way. Gaggghhh!
So, I'm not doing it anymore. About anything.
Might make me a little punchy, even more b*#$!@! in some people's opinions. Oh well. I guess I've just jumped on the honesty train.
Who knows how this will affect this blog. Maybe it won't. Maybe there'll be less posts...more....???
On the realism approach, what do you NOT pretend about? What are you real about, that maybe others in your life are not?