Chapter 23: The only way out is through
Communication is rewarding, but difficult. It takes effort to figure out your own communication style and to figure out how it differs from the communication styles of those around you. It takes work to identify and hold your boundaries and to respect others’. We feel at odds with those closest to us, even when they’re on our side. We feel trapped in the messes we create.
Sometimes, we get overwhelmed with all this and we want to stop. We want to stop talking, stop having problems, stop everything! Can’t we take a break? Can’t we just go a few days without communicating about anything important?
…and here’s the rest: