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Line Between Need and Hate
It is often said there is a thin line between love and hate. I disagree. I say there is a thin line between need and hate.
I learned this with someone I was in a relationship with. She was the daughter of an alcoholic and a broken home. She had been physically, sexually and emotionally abused.
She used to profess her love for me, but when I didn't give her what she needed, she seemed to begin to hate me, or at least resent me.
I don't think we resent people we love. I think we accept them, forgive them.
So, yes, I think the thin line is between need and hate.
I wrote about this a little before on my page on romance..
Here is what I said about this on my page about the Mayer Salovey model of EI
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|A teen wrote in one of her online
But I would like to say that I think it is more accurate to say by the person you need.
SH March 2012