Why is it that just when I think I have something licked, I have a life experience that comes along and shows me, “Oh no you don’t!” I had a moment like that yesterday evening. I was scared and I felt like I was being ignored. Fear just took over and then desperation and things spiraled out of control and the results were not pretty. I got what I wanted but nobody wins when someone is hurt in the process. It is dawning on me right now that I should have communicated my feelings clearly instead of resorting to escalating and pushing buttons. I’ve come a long way in the past year with that, but there is more work to do. Not as much as there was, but still more.