by stork 11 Mar 2017

Why is it that adults can be so hurtful. At our guild meeting today, I heard a comment that just wasn't very nice and now I am regretting even going. Rude and snide comments were bad enough as a child but I'm 55 now and can't believe this! Kind of breaking inside.

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by sewtired 13 Mar 2017

You've received some excellent advice. One thing further I might add. I have a SIL who has hurt me deeply several times in the past. I have come to a place where I can treat her with civility, even be friendly when we are together, but I no longer open myself up to her or try to be "friends" and therefore no longer feel the pain of feeling betrayed or turned on. She's not my friend, just my SIL and she can no longer hurt me. I won't let her.

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stork by stork 13 Mar 2017

I have the same with my one SIL. I am civil and nothing beyond that. She has alienated both of her brothers and wives. sad.

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by pennyhal2 12 Mar 2017

It's one thing when an acquaintance makes a rude comment, but when I friend does it, it is especially hurtful. If this is a friend you want to keep, I'd certainly tell her how you feel. If she is a true friend, she'll apologize. Otherwise, just keep my distance from her and be ready to speak up if she does it again.

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stork by stork 13 Mar 2017

She has been a friend for quite some time but now I need to rethink our friendship. Will continue doing her quilts and treat her like I should but their will be way less sharing of my life with her.

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by PeggyJ 12 Mar 2017

Sorry this happened to you. The advice that has been offered is kind, considerate and to the point. Hope you continue to meet with your group and just rise above her and her comment. It will give you the power.

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stork by stork 13 Mar 2017

Love the group and won't let her affect my desire to stay.

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by pennifold edited 12 Mar 2017

I feel for you Tonya. I hate gossip too and how hurtful it is. I agree with all the previous comments and would advise you to just let it go. As long as you don't repeat what you heard it will go no further. It's so frustrating when people say things without thinking of the consequences and what it does to ones self esteem. ❤️ Chris

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stork by stork 12 Mar 2017

It has just been a rough year for us and our extended family so having negative comments and hearing them just sort of sent me off the edge yesterday. Still hurt because she is supposed to be a friend but will watch how much I rely of her in the future. Thanks Chris....Love, Tonya aka stork

pennifold by pennifold 12 Mar 2017

Sorry I was on my iPhone and couldn't check my spreadsheet of Cuties' names. I knew one of you was a Wendy - I apologise and have put your correct name in now. ❤️ Chris

stork by stork 13 Mar 2017

that's fine....I've been called quite a few things! lol

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by lbrow 11 Mar 2017

Don't let one bad apple spoil it for you. You have had some excellent advice from some wise cuties. In my 78 yrs I have found you are always going to see and hear this happen almost anywhere you go. Just keep being your own sweet caring self, ignore the hurt if it was directed at you and let it roll off your like water off a duck. I's that person who will look bad as carolyn says, it's on him or her. Me I'm old enough that if I catch that person alone so no one else can hear, I will tell them that the remark hurt feelings LOL. Have done this a few times, they either look at me like I'm crazy, sneer or wonder of wonders will apologize to the person they hurt. I think some people just open their mouths and speak before their brain gets in gear. No one is perfect, real friends love us in spite of our faults and failures/Lillian

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stork by stork 12 Mar 2017

I have been a member of this group since 2006 and really enjoy the fellowship and the educational stuff they present, would hate to leave. It does seem that she needs to feel better about herself, so maybe that is why she said what she did......just wish I hadn't been in ear shot of it. After reading some of the responses, I realize that she is the one with issues because she is constantly saying negative about others. Thanks Lillian for the wise words.

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by noah 11 Mar 2017

Hay i got thee answer for u ok*****
It is her problem as she saw need to say that **So the problem is hers not YOURS so the trick is to leave it with her and don't borrow it or think about it or put it on you***If i half to say anything i usually say Sorry u feel that way and walk away****Leave it on her not You****
Works for me***Here's a big hugs carolyn

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stork by stork 12 Mar 2017

Carolyn,
You always seem to have the right words for all of us on here. Thank you.....I will tell her that I am sorry she feels so strongly that way about me. I am who I am...take it or leave it! lol

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by Sewmum1 11 Mar 2017

Thinking of you. Be strong and Be comfortable in knowing that as long as you are doing the right thing that is what matters most.

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stork by stork 12 Mar 2017

Thank sewmum!

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by 02kar Moderator 11 Mar 2017

Some folks seem to use ugly comments to make themselves feel better or look better. I agree, it just makes them look mean. Go again but be sure to say something nice to anyone who is the recipient of an ugly comment. Sometimes the difference 1 person makes is enough to turn the group around. Hugs to you for being the better person.

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stork by stork 12 Mar 2017

Since you said this I can think of the times that she has belittled other members......She is a "friend", so that is what makes her comment about me hurt the most.
I don't need friends like that

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by graceandham 11 Mar 2017

Maybe whoever leads the meeting could remind everyone of the purpose of the group, to learn more about crafts, sewing, or whatever, at the next session. And that they need to be positive and encouraging to accomplish that purpose!

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stork by stork 12 Mar 2017

I think that is an excellent idea. Over the last year I have heard way too many negative and sometimes very nasty comments.

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by babash 11 Mar 2017

If the comment was directed at you personally I think I would find somewhere else to go rather than confront the jealous persons.
If it was about someone else I would have spoken up and let them know it is not acceptable behaviour.
Truly some people need to be made accountable for their mouths and what comes out of it.

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stork by stork 12 Mar 2017

I will not leave this guild but I will be more wary of those around. This person is supposed to be a friend......

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by gerryvb 11 Mar 2017

I'm sorry you were hurt. Yes words can hurt. Here's a hug for you )))

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stork by stork 12 Mar 2017

Thank you for the hug!

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