Not a Joke in Reconstruction

  • Oct. 6, 2020, 8:02 p.m.
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okay… I know this is going to come off as calloused or insensitive but after watching some TV today?

I honestly think I have to temporarily add “You can do better” to my list of trigger phrases.

I heard it on TV tonight and it pissed me off.
First thing out of my mouth was, “People tell you that but if you try for it they judge you. It’s all bullshit.” And you know- I’m not sure how much I believe that.

I mean, yeah…I’m a little irked by the idea of “you deserve better”… because I heard it throughout my whole marriage. But now I’m hearing a lot of “expand your view of what you want”.
I want BETTER. That’s what I want. Now that’s considered bad?

Catleesi October 07, 2020

I use 'I deserve better' when it comes to people being shitty in relationships. You dictate what behavior/actions/etc. is good enough for you and people will respond to that.

Just Some Girl October 07, 2020

I always shy away from the word "deserve"... but i don't think what you're asking for is unreasonable, no...

girl in recession October 07, 2020

The phrase sucks because its too general. What's better? It's meaningless. And nobody rightfully deserves a damn thing.

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