How to tell someone they have hurt you?
How do you tell someone, they have hurt you?
Most often we refrain from expressing what we feel, solely because of the fear of ruining our communal relationships. This ends up hurting us and leaves us with sour feelings.
One should always know when to ‘pull the plug’ in every situation. We need to learn that sometimes holding back is not an option and you have to let go!
Most often if you are hurt by someone close to, the fear of hurting them back prevents you from expressing your feelings.
‘nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent’
What can you do to speak your mind?
1. Choose your words wisely
Remember that you are trading on very thin ice when you talk to someone about your feelings being hurt by their actions or words. One miscommunication and it can result in several repercussions and in order to preclude those you have to choose what you say with deliberation.
2. Be prepared for all sorts of outcomes
When you attempt to severe your ties with someone who has been close to you for a significant spell of time, it is not going to be a cakewalk. When you take the decision of wanting to take someone out of your life, there can be a lot of difficulties in doing so. You have to be careful and be ready for anything that comes your way, since that will be beneficial for you in the long run.
3. Write it down!
Penning down your thoughts and feelings helps in the process of catharsis (emotional unburdening). It helps in alleviating the bottle neck situation which forms due to the pent-up emotions. You don’t always have to send your letters to the one it is intended for, but merely writing it down helps!
‘I can shake off everything as I write, my sorrows disappear and my courage is reborn.’ – Anne Frank
4. Use ‘I’ feel statements more
Keep the conversation personal and focus on yourself first, pay attention to your needs. If someone has hurt you consistently, the best option always is to eliminate them from your lives in order to build a healthy lifestyle. The more you think from an objective level, the more fruitful it will be for your own peace of mind.
5. Be specific
When talking about your emotions and the irritation you feel due to someone’s hurtful behavior, beating around the bush is usually not appreciated and considered casual. It takes away the pertinence of the matter. Be clear in your head about what you want to do and direct your attention at. Procrastination often derails the process of cutting ties with someone.
6. Create physical distance
Minimize the contact with the person who has hurt you and tether any sort of communication channel. The phrase ‘out of sight, out of mind’, rightfully describes the process of eliminating any form of negative influence from your life.
‘Cutting people from your life doesn’t necessarily mean you hate them, it simply means you respect yourself’
7. Learn to accept the reality
Accepting reduces the agony of separation, it helps in understanding the reality and brevity of the situation. It also includes accepting the fact that the other person might never apologize or repent for their actions.
8. Stay occupied
The more you stay occupied, the more it helps you stay distracted and helps you focus upon the positive aspects of life. It helps you divert your mind to the rather healthy and fruitful activities.
‘you will never understand your own importance unless someone hurts you’
Focusing on individual growth and indulging in self-care also teaches the lesson of putting oneself first. It helps in an over-all development of yourself and also contributes to eliminating any sort of negativity from your life.
‘self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what is left of you’
Remember, usually two people are responsible for complications in relationship, it is never one-way traffic. Therefore, before adopting any of the above-mentioned measures, the first step should always be understanding the other person’s purpose and state of mind. Temper should never consume your decisive power. The decision should only be taken after the anger dissipates.
‘True maturity is depicted when you do not try to hurt someone who hurt you’
Have a great day!