Whether a stranger comments negatively about what I wrote online or I have an argument with a friend I have to curb the instinct to be dismissive, and take time to truly understand and be curious.
Note: I can’t accurately say “long-term”; the longest relationship I’ve been in was just over a year. But since I’ve had a few around that length, I feel like maybe they can serve as one big, messed up relationship. I am horrible at remembering names, dates, and noticing slight physical or aesthetic changes. This shortcoming [...]