A good friend said something to me in passing that hurt my feelings. I even called her later in the day to make sure I hadn't misunderstood, and I hadn't. I was too upset to say "That's not true, and don't say it again."
My friend is going through a hard time, so I'd like to chalk it up to stress in her life. Normally, she is sensitive and kind.
But I feel like I'm being punched in the stomach every time I see her. Our kids go to the same preschool, so I see her nearly every day. I have made polite chit chat but I am exhausted afterward.
I can't remember the last time I felt destroyed by a comment from anyone. I am a no-drama kind of person, I usually get over my upsets in a matter of days (if not hours), but this is becoming ridiculous. Why am I still feeling it so intensely?