Spine. Backbone. Use it. Or loose it.
I'm beginning to believe that children who are psychologically damaged have been raised by psychologically damaged PARENTS!
I have found that you can get through some people some of the time. Then there are those that don't get it, never will and they tend to give me hot flashes and high blood pressure. Rather than waste my time and energy trying to get through, I end the conversation and journal. By the end of finding just the right words and images my pressure is back to normal and the sweats have gone away. Journaling, it's a good thing.