Stop It, I Say

Have you ever been just fine, high on life and totally happy, then somebody says something sarcastic (to them) or joking or even partially serious, and you just can't let it roll off?

I don't know why I am this way, and this is really starting to get in the way for me.  Im nearly 32 and I can't just take my own type of humor or attitude sarcastically?  Im willing to dish it out, but I cant take it?

Its actually pretty annoying to me that I am this way.  My SO thinks its a quirk that bothers him too.  My family.  They will say something to me, and a few minutes later I go back to it, stuck on what they said and asking if they actually meant it.  Only to have them grumble or sigh "Gaaaawwwwwwd, I was JUST KIDDING! LEt it GO!"

Or if there is an argument about something, I seem to hold onto that for so long!  I can remember the stinging things that were said, and use it again later to say "you said this before". 

Why can't I just toughen up?   I let things get to me and I dont let them roll off.

What is the matter!??

 

is anyone else this way?  Its really getting annoying and I would like to learn how to fix it.

WhatMattersCannotBeSeen WhatMattersCannotBeSeen
31-35, F
Feb 20, 2009