From the time we are very very young, we are taught that we can control how other people feel:
“Don’t say that or you’ll hurt your sister’s feelings!”
“Grandma will feel bad if you don’t give her a hug.”
“You make me so angry when you color on the couch with permanent marker!”
The reality is, none of these things are true.
Listen to this episode to find out why, and for advice on what to do if someone tells you that you have hurt their feelings.
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