I was guilty of this with my daughter when I was helping her raise her two children. I would work all day, pick them up from school, deal with dinner and hours of homework and then something would go badly, when I was tired and frustrated, and I would shoot off a ranting text that accomplished nothing except adding more stress to our stressed-out relationship.

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I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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