What To Do When Someone Doesn’t Like You


P2180215The other day a child psychologist was telling me about a very rigid, perfectionistic patient of hers.

“I want to control what other people are thinking,” the patient explained.

“How do you think you are going to do that?” the therapist responded.

The 11 year-old brainstormed but couldn’t come up with a solution.

Finally the therapist interrupted her thought process and said, “Do you know what you CAN control?”


“What YOU are thinking.”

The young girl paused to think.

“No, that’s not good enough.”

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Therese Borchard
I am a writer and chaplain trying to live a simple life in Annapolis, Maryland.

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    1. Sorry, Sean. I can’t publish them in full until 30 days has passed. I was thinking about just waiting until then to publish them, but I kind of like to post right away. And then I repost the whole thing like 3 months later.

      1. Sean

        No worries. I was just wondering. Between this and GBB I’m pretty sure I get several opportunities to read your stuff. 🙂