When I was in trouble as a child and everyone knew why, my mother would start out the confrontation this way. (Yes, I heard it millions of times. I have it memorized.) “This is not an argument, this is not discussion, this is not a conversation. This is a lecture!)
Sometimes when I get no feedback in my family on issues. I feel like I am giving a lecture instead of having a conversation. That makes me feel like I am in trouble all over again.Then I wonder when I write if it sounds like a lecture and there is no room for learning and discussion. That would make me sad.
Although sometimes informational is a lecture.
Can you tell that I am conflicted? I am not even certain why I am talking about it, but I am feeling like a failure today. Conflicted.