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"there is nothing i would not do for those who are really my friends. i have no notion of loving people by halves. it is not my nature." jane austen quote
My life, has been this. All the terrible stuff people have said about me has led to me realizing the truth about some people. First it pissed me off, then it made me step into a new, and better version of me. It made me stronger, faster, smarter. So as soon as your done being pissed, make your self different and better.
Communication is both an expressive, message-sending, and a receptive, message-receiving, process. Failure to communicate effectively can be due to a problem on either or both ends of the process. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Be direct and honest; don't dance around the issue or play games.