Friday, August 18, 2006

The Emotional Hijack

One day several years ago I felt it incumbent upon me to gently admonish one of my closest female friends with the following pithy bit of wisdom:

"....And I will warn you that sappyness or hijacking someone else's emotional situation for your own will definitely get you me.

You know that thing where certain persons crave emotional release so badly that they take on somebody else's junk as their own, then freak out about it just so they can blow off emotional steam?

Thats the legendary emotional hijack. "

The relational aftermath immediately following that conversation could only be described as an emotional steamroller.

The important thing I learned that day was this:

I don't understand.


And its best if I remember that.


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