I have a pretty good idea of what I want to say for two conversations today. I have my goals in mind. I’ve worked on tone of voice. I know some directions I would like the talks to go, but not being able to predict the other side, I’ve prepared a number of different possible responses. There are many ways to win here and only a few ways to lose.
I want to a) talk about my feelings b)talk about my actions c) talk about actions I am worried I will take in the future and figure out how to avoid the impending explosion.
For me to explode at someone is never THEIR fault (even if they said or did a dick-thing, it’s still my choice how I react) but there are situations in which I am more likely to fail and I will fail in that direction. I am predictable, sadly. If I see all the signs coming it is my duty and my duty alone to try to head it off at the pass.
I am hopeful that this will resolve in a way that relieves the stress and pressure I’ve been feeling for months. I don’t do well with limbo and unspoken “communications”.
One way or another I will be out of my misery in 5.5 more hours. Maybe my stomach will stop hurting. At least for a day. Then I can start cycling on the fact that I need to go meet a new doctor. The fun never ends.