A loved one and I were talking one day about how several individuals she holds near and dear to her heart have hurt her emotionally lately. Actually, these people seem to hurt her consistently on a regular basis. She was really upset of the fact she was harboring so much emotional anger. Once she vented, she asked me: "How do you do it? I know there are loved ones who hurt you consistently as well, yet, you seem to shake it off and keep a relationship with them as though nothing ever happened? What is the secret?" At the moment, I really didn't know how to answer her question. Is there a subconscious secret to how I deal with them? It is a question I wanted to answer for her.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
- Mark Twain