If there’s a gene for being blunt, I promise you that my Jersey Italian family got it two-fold.
We’re not crass or mean-spirited per se, but as my mother would put it, we’re “efficient in our honesty.” (Well, that’s one way to put it!) Anyway, growing up in this family—this loving, open, boisterous and b
rutally honest family– gasps of horror at the honest answers to questions like, “Does this dress make me look fat?” or “What do you think of my new hair cut?” often resulted in the aforementioned statement: Don’t ask the question if you’re not ready to hear the answer.
So you’re probably wondering how this piece of familial “wisdom” relates to fixing troubled relationships.
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