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Old 07-17-2012, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Anneintherain View Post
Then again, maybe she is very ready to stop sharing so much, but either forgot she asked you to share everything, or doesn't have the tools to figure out how to ask you to stop without appearing rude (I'm an eternal optimist, what can I say)
I don't know Anne, it sounds like she may have gotten a bit more out of her request than she intended and may have lashed out a bit in response. So you may well be right that a bit of renegotiation is in order (and that she is hoping for it).

Regardless, the only way that the approach of hinting and hoping / withholding in retaliation is going to actually make things better is by pure accident. If we want an outcome that is not entirely left up to luck we need to be up front with how we feel, where we are coming from, and where we hope to go.

Just remember that with all of your communication the goal is to connect - to understand one another in a constructive fashion.
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