I Don’t Like You, But I Love You

Is there someone in your life who you love…but who you actually can’t stand? The random relative or friend from 10 years ago who thinks you are lifelong best buddies, slapping you on the back when they finish their “remember when?” story of the hour, only for you to inwardly cringe at the past…and the present?

Do you have anyone in your life that just bugs you? And are you feeling guilty for even admitting that?

Just because we once shared a close bond, were born with the same last name, married into their family, or even just grew up on the same idyllic cul-de-sac does not mean that your personality and theirs will blend perfectly into years of love and friendship.

After a particularly crazy few weeks of red-eyes, deadlines, and the usual laundry list of chaos, I think we all need to cut ourselves—and the people who bug us—some slack.

After all, we might bug them, too.