Feb 29 2012

No Name Calling

Wishing you could take it back…

I don’t know about you, but there are times I wished I had a DVR for my mouth. 

I wish I could say, “wait that came out wrong, let me just rewind, do it over.” 

As a parent, as a friend, the critical things you say just seem louder than the compliments.

Saw this great piece of Relationship advice in a magazine the other day…actually ripped it out…

A guy wrote in and said, "As a child, I never witnessed my parents having a nasty argument or saying cruel things to (or about) each other.  

What a beautiful and rare thing…

He wrote because of that example, he and his wife never insult each other.  They live by this saying,

"Once said, never unsaid" 

Tell me some of the simple relationship advice you've received...

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3/1/2012 9:44:12 AM
Cassie Halstead United States
Cassie Halstead
my brothers and i constantly get into name calling fights, it'll start from the simple word brat and then it will have the snowball effect.  my mom will always say "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." that will work for a little bit but eventually something happens.  lately i've started this new thing , any time my brother calls me a brat and i feel like calling him a twerp i change the word twerp to a positive word, for instance "you're a brat..." "well your awesome!" by that time he's confused i just gave him a compliment after he insulted me.  he's speechless, he'll say "thanks?" and walk away all confused. but hey it worksSmile and it'll have to work for 3 more years till im 18 hopefully he wont catch on to my trick.
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