Letting a bunch of small things pile up…and up...and UP
Have you ever been in a fight with someone who kept a list? You know, that list of everything you’ve done wrong, and many of which you didn’t even know bothered them?
Some people let the small things in life that bother them pile up, they may not even say anything about them but they let it irk them all the same. Then one day, enough is enough and they explode and everything comes out. All the emotion they have pent up inside for who knows how long.
This is an unhealthy way to deal with confrontation and emotions, and often times leads to a lot of unnecessary pain for those involved. It’s always better to address issues as they arise. If there is something that someone in your life did that hurt you, calmly and compassionately let them know.
Speak truth in love and let them know how it made you feel. They may not have even realized they caused you to be hurt, but if you don’t address it then you are not giving them the opportunity to fix it. Perhaps then it wouldn’t become a consistent little thing that starts to pile up over time.