I put up a wall to keep you out … because I am wounded and fragile and afraid you will hurt me.
You see my wall and feel rejected.
You perceive my wall as a judgment or criticism of you.
The space between us becomes large and ominous … and … keeps us from truly seeing each other.
It keeps us from truly loving each other and meeting each others needs … which we could do and would do … if we weren’t looking at exactly the same thing and seeing something totally different.
If only we could see through the wall.
If only we could feel each others vulnerability.
But we don’t.
And so we both suffer … needlessly.
There are times when we need to wall up, but … not all the time, Karen
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