Expensive Abby: My spouse and I share a standard driveway with our neighbors. These neighbors are keenly conscious that my spouse and I don’t share their political beliefs. After the election, one in every of them give up talking to us and even acknowledging our presence.
After a number of months, I approached him within the shared driveway and mentioned “Bob, it’s apparent you aren’t talking to me. If I’ve offended you, let me know and I’ll do my finest to apologize.” His response was, “I’ll give it some thought.” That was the final I heard for some time, however he nonetheless shunned me.
Just a few months later, he rang my doorbell and requested us to simply accept his apology, saying, “Solely God can choose.” I knew what he meant. Life is brief, the neighborhood is small and neighbors want one another, so my spouse and I accepted his “apology.”
Now, months later, he’s again to not acknowledging our existence. I see him a number of instances every week. I’m comfortable to proceed “turning the opposite cheek,” however with no outcomes to this point, each cheeks are getting pink. Any options?
— Free Thinker in Texas
Expensive Free Thinker: Cease turning any of your cheeks on this neighbor’s path. It’s a disgrace that so many relationships have been destroyed on this nation as a result of individuals had been unwilling to TALK with or LISTEN to one another. Of us on each side of the aisle had their causes for voting the best way they did within the final presidential election. These causes can’t be understood except they’re calmly mentioned. People who should not mature sufficient to debate their variations are actually not value your time, so ignore what he’s doing and go on together with your life.