Today I was talking to someone, the conversation was so hard but very important to have. I sat there on my end of the phone feeling horrible as I tried desperately to communicate while being interrupted, challenged, deflected, defended against, taken off topic, etc.
“You should talk to me more,” he said.
“I can’t talk to you more, it’s so hard I can’t bear it. I can only talk to you every 3 months or so. Every 6 months would be even better because it’s just too hard… it’s too much to go through just to try to convey a simple bit of information, it’s just brutal.”
I was telling him the truth though I am sure he did not hear me. There are people (and you may be one of them) that make conversation unimaginably difficult. If you beat the shit out of someone who is trying to talk to you, of course they are not going to want to talk to you.
Are you easy to talk to? What qualities do you have that make this the case?