When we need to express feelings of disappointment, it is best to follow these five simple guidelines:
- Choose a neutral, calming place. Perhaps somewhere in nature or at a beach.
- Choose a time when you are not so tired. i.e., 10 pm may not be the best time.
- Choose first person words – i.e., I feel _____ NOT you made me feel _____
- Decide to listen to understand in the present and not from a previous disappointment.
- Decide before starting that there will be a resolve and a healing.