All the time, people come back to me and tell me they did something ‘you told me to do’, or that they told their partner ‘what you said.’
I love this feedback and ask them what it was I said. It’s funny because nine times out of ten, they say something I would never in a million years say. It’s all been interpreted through their thoughts and stories. Most of the time it is benign and no biggie, it can even have really helped them, but once in a while it makes them judge themselves.
It confirms to be that we must take the utmost care what we say to people, AND even if we do, we may offend them anyway.