NO means LOVE

Discussion in 'Substance Abuse' started by Carolyn9595, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Carolyn9595

    Carolyn9595 Guest

    I was talking to my husband who was recalling his own rebellious youth and this writing rolled out of me. It makes me cry and is so insightful about what our kids hear us say. What NO means is the crux of the issue.
    I didn’t know that NO meant LOVE.
    I thought NO meantMaybe orNot Now orYES.
    I thought NO meant you didn’t Love Me.
    I didn’t know that NO was the turn in the road I needed
    to avoid a collision with CHAOS.
    I didn’t know that tellingme NO over and over
    was meant to save my life
    a little piece at a time.
  2. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Very good. No always meant to my son that it was just a stepping stone to keep bugging me until I said maybe which in his mind meant yes.