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    Default "Because I want what's best for you"

    That's got to be one of the most infuriating phrases ever. :steam:

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    How do they use it, and it what context?
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    "Because I know what's best for you" is worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    How do they use it, and it what context?
    Well, yeah. It does depend on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny
    How do they use it, and it what context?
    I used that same line only once, when I left a loved one.

    He left this Country because of the economic crisis of 2002. Since he was 35 and I was 20 (my soul always has been much older than my body), and he was better prepared than I was at that moment to move away; I told him to go on by his own. And that I will make my way in this life, no matter what, but, I wasn´t ready to make such a move at that moment in life.

    I didn´t want to be a problem for him, because of my young age and lack of professional and academical background. I knew he would have a hard time taking care of himself, so, I couldn´t follow him knowing that I wouldn´t be able to stand by myself (yet). He insisted almost desperately until the last day, but, I convinced him (or so I think) that it was the right thing to do. Of course he was hurt when he heard it (as I was), but it was what I thought, honestly. And I didn´t regret it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitseleh View Post
    That's got to be one of the most infuriating phrases ever. :steam:
    Yes!!!

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    Well, in life, we each do things in our relationships because we personally think it's best for us and for the other person. I've ended a relationship before because I thought it was best for both of us, and might end my marriage the same way... since I've sort of been left to make the decision, and if I end it, it's not just for me but also because I think it's best for the other.

    It's just usually bad form to say it out loud, since it comes across as condescending... and people use it as a power play sometimes to justify their choices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ObeyBunny View Post
    How do they use it, and it what context?
    haha, it was one of those times when someone gave me a minor suggestion of what I should be doing and they do it a lot. Nothing much but it just gets annoying after awhile. I flat out told the person to stop and they replied back "I just want what's best for you". It all worked out. I know the person has good intentions.

    I enjoyed reading all the responses. I think there is a time and place to say that phrase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitseleh View Post
    That's got to be one of the most infuriating phrases ever. :steam:
    I sense teenage angst.

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    Depends on the context. Sometimes people do. We are not Gods. Others can be right and we wrong.

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