Remember that emotions are weather. You understanding why the thunderstorm happens doesn’t stop them from happening but it makes you less scared of them.
Back to basics with the two-sentence method
When my husband Michael read the email — just like everyone else! — he reminded me that not only am I complicated (as all of us overthinkers are) but I strive for simplicity to make sense of the world, which is hard.
He then reminded me that the two-sentence method
never steered me wrong in the past. Together we came up with two sentences about the challenge of communicating:
Everyone is a combination of chemistry (body and brain), luck (where they were born and the family they were born into), and personality. Because of these unique combinations, you can’t always connect with someone else and make them see your perspective, and that’s just how it is.
When I now run into a wall of communication confusion, I use these sentences to simplify my thinking and the limitations of communication.
Let me know what’s helped you. Your responses do make a difference!