How have the relationships in your life been affected from your lack of self-control?
The famous American humorist and newspaper columnist Robert Benchley wrote, “Drawing on my fine command of the English Language, I said nothing.” It makes a positive impact in your relationships when you stop to think before you speak. Words that are critical or controlling can be diverted prior to blurting out their hurtful message.
Arguments are common in any relationship and indicate the healthy individual expression of both parties. Disagreements do not destroy relationships; it is the words used in the disagreement. Words spoken that in no way can be retracted.
You should never speak when you are angry or disturbed because nothing caring or pleasant will be spoken. At times of frustration, it is healthy to say nothing until self-control is evident by the ability to speak calmly without insults.
Today, go ahead and disagree, but refuse to speak unless your words will be well-mannered. -Dr. Sandy