"I know that you don't like my long posts and many questions."<quoted text>
Yes...at times it does appear that we become that "glutten for punishment".
There is another side to it though...I have been and still am at times that "glutten for punishment". There are some of us that for some reason our character is to just keep trying. Hoping that something we say or do will change something. Is it biological...environmental...o r is it just a part of whatever faith and belief system that we adhere to. Maybe it is a bit of all of it.
It took me most of my life to realize when to "walk away". That is if I have actually learned to do that. It is hard...almost like an addiction...you might be able to get it under control but the instinct/desire remains.
I will say however...I think that over time pride and ego takes over...almost as if you don't keep trying you will have failed. I don't know...just trying to look at this honestly.
At times however that need to keep trying causes us to become enablers. If someone is always willing to forgive in a sense we are telling them..."no matter how you behave...you are still forgiven, loved, wanted".
Then you are faced with for those that are Christian...What would Jesus do? The Christian faith is built on Jesus forgiving sins...and they are to do likewise. I won't post scripture but the Bible is filled with passage after passage. 7x70 sums it up. At least it always did for me...still does I suppose!
I'm sorry...got carried away. I know that you don't like my long posts and many questions. Just between your post and Steve's...these were just a few of the thoughts that went through my head. At least you didn't get them all! LOL
You'd be wrong ...it's just that some days novels are so mentally challenging. Those are good short story days. But you couldn't know one day to the next since we convey over an internet medium.
Long or short, I'm quite fond of you ...and that's that.