I have definitely been hurt, but it’s fairly specific: when I’m attacked or ridiculed. In fact, someone last night accused me of being angry and a prude when I told him that I wasn’t going to send him risque photos of myself. I have never met this person or spoken to him on the phone. We exchanged a few texts, but he felt it appropriate to say that I was playing the victim card when I attempted to explain why I was uncomfortable being asked for additional photos.
He said he had zero interest in knowing me any further and lashed out at me. I hate that it spiraled so badly. Perhaps I was too defensive. But his response was so disproportionate that I’m relieved to never have to interact with him again!
I digress. The main thing is that I’m so happy this resonated and look forward to your take on it, Shannon Ashley!
Thanks as always for reading and responding, my friend!