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How to Work Out Arguments With a Loved One/I am not a teen but I really need advice


Do you keep thinking about a question someone asked you on things you are sensitive even though the
person accepted your answer

Also how would you take this:

I (age 58) wasnt feeling well a couple of days ago. When I went into my mothers (age 88) room because I wasnt feeling well (feeling queasy, dizzy, and shallow breath) she said to me "Do you think it could be you have too much stuff in your bedroom)". So I said to her "No, but where would I keep the things in my bedroom if not in my bedroom" and she said "I dont know, but not in my room" I have a lot of knicknacks on my dresser, etc, tons of clothes (in my closets). Would you take it to mean she is implying give away

However, when I answered by saying "Nope", she accepted it. Then about a half hour later when she and I were talking she said "The way you could be feeling could be a million reasons".

So would you accept that she accepts your answer "No" for it isnt anything in your room and she isnt implying give away.

Hi Debbie,

There are 2 types of reactions to a conversation - act and guess. Why leave it to guess work when you can point blank ask her - is she suggesting a give away or is she just plainly concerned about your health? She is your mother and you have a right to ask her questions without feeling awkward about it. Though from this account above, looks like she accepted your No for an answer at least temporarily.



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