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  • Just because it's my turn to do the dishes, doesn't mean you have to use all the plates/cups & glasses when you really needed just one set.

    And just because you now have a girlfriend, doesn't mean she should stay over every weekend in a flat which barely fits the two of us.

    And just because you work early most of the week, it doesn't give you the right to talk loud into the night when I say I have got an early shift tomorrow.

    And just because we get invited to a party, and I am ill and tell you I am staying at home to recover, it doesn't mean you should barge in at 4am in the morning slamming your door without consideration, speaking loudly on your phone.

    And just because we're family it doesn't mean you can treat me like I'm anything less then you.

    And just because I owed you some money, of which I finally managed to paid you back, it doesn’t gives you the right to use it as an excuse every time I ask you to contribute even the silliest little thing to the flat, stating:
    "Remember that month you lived off me, well I have nothing more to say on that subject..."

    ...then walk away.

    And just because in most arguments or discussions your an asshole, doesn't mean I will be an asshole back. Because I will stand by my opinions and arguments, because I know the truth.
    And because I am sick of trying to make you happy, I have decided to stay quiet.
    Because why should I be talking to you when everything I say goes in one ear, gets reproduced in your brain which then transforms it into anything you want, which usually consists of negative thoughts, which turns into anger, and then the anger is projected back at me through your body language and you voice. Attacking me with verbal abuse, trying to control the situation so that in the end you seem you become the winner in your mind.

    Had violence been allowed here, I know I would be black and blue by now.
    And had my confidence not been protected by a firewall so thick it can withstand even the worst verbal attack, I would have never survived.

    It’s all a façade!
    If he would only listen to me and then listen back at himself without always trying to defend his “honour”, he would see the damage he’s done, and the ruins he’s left behind.

    It’s not always about cutlery, and plates, you know.
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