In Stepping Mat, LYNN talks to her girlfriend about how terrible she’s been treating her boyfriend and needs advice on changing her ways.
LYNN: I don’t know how he does it. He must be the most patient man I ever met in my life. I push his buttons, deliberately at times I must admit and yet he never breaks his cool. I don’t think I ever met anyone quite like him…
I don’t know why I sometimes find the need to jab at him, like he’s my personal punching bag. (beat) He’s a stress reliever for me but I think I’m too much. He’s told me…he said, “Lynn, you need to be kinder to me darling, please.” That’s it. That’s all he’s said but I can tell that’s his way of letting me know he’s beginning to get fed up with me.
I just think I have a tendency to take out my negative energy on him because I know he’s strong enough to absorb it. It’s not right and I need to figure out a way to prevent myself from treating him like my stepping mat. (beat) I don’t want him to leave me…do you have any advice you can give me? Please, he truly is everything to me and I need to adjust my behavior, before it’s too late.