TeenHelp
Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives

You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!


Friends and Family Everyone has disagreements, even best friends and family. If you need advice about a relationship, ask us here.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
emaryllisxx Offline
Member
Welcome me, I'm new!
*
 
emaryllisxx's Avatar
 
Name: Emma
Gender: Female
Location: In my own little world :]

Posts: 18
Join Date: March 17th 2009

"Take you back" - Pathetic or not? - March 22nd 2009, 12:17 AM

I was talking to my friend over IM, trying to help her feel better after her boyfriend just broke up with her. Or, as she put it, asked her if they could "take a break." I don't know her very well, but it seemed like she was feeling really horrible so I wanted to help. She felt like everything was her fault, that she had pushed him away. So I said, "I'm sure that he'll take you back if you can really show him that things will be different." She seemed to be offended by my use of "take you back." She said that that sounded really pathetic, so I feel really bad now. I didn't mean to make it sound like that; I only said "take you back" because he was the one to break up with her, it wasn't a mutual split. Was that really wrong to say? > < I didn't want to make her feel worse, but now that I think about, maybe that was a pretty awkward way to phrase it...
   
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
Strider Offline
Tash-la
I've been here a while
********
 
Strider's Avatar
 
Name: Nat
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Location: A broken glass picture

Posts: 1,448
Join Date: January 19th 2009

Re: "Take you back" - Pathetic or not? - March 22nd 2009, 12:38 AM

This is the most difficult thing about using IM to talk to people- everything can be misinterpreted. Your intentions were good, there's no doubt, and you sound like a good friend, but it's impossible to show emotions properly through IM. It sounds like your friend did not understand what you meant by what you said. I think it can be read and taken two ways, and it's not your fault that she read it differently than you meant it.

The best way to fix this is to tell her what you meant. Just let her know that maybe you worded it differently, but you didn't mean to hurt her feelings at all.

These things happen all the time, so don't feel badly about it. There's no way you can really change it, but you can help her to understand what you did mean by what you said.

Nat.


http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/40/signaturep.png
The great artists of our time are the ones who created something timeless. But it was never them defining it that way.
Everyone has a story. What's yours?
   
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Tags
pathetic, take you back

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All material copyright 1998-2019, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.