If you do…
If you don’t…
None of it stands to reason
None of it rings true
Control and manipulation
Random shots in the dark
A landscape, oh so stark
Why the stay of execution
Hit and miss – poor odds
Is that really your best shot?
Delusions – not the right path of action
Communication, not excommunication
Who is the type of person who repeatedly throws ultimatums into the ring?
A fully functioning human being knows that communication is the key to resolve conflict.
Issuing ultimatums is acting like a child, it’s throwing a tantrum because you want to get your own way, it’s raging and stamping your feet.
I can understand children throwing tantrums for a variety of reasons, mainly because they haven’t yet learnt to communicate, express how they feel – but an adult?
Why would anybody ever resort to that? Ultimatums smack of desperation, frustration, they’re an attempt at control and manipulation. Ultimatums only work in certain, dire type of situations – but as a way to repair a relationship? Nope.
Issuing ultimatums is the same as erecting barriers, shutting down the gates on communication. It’s useless and (especially when used repeatedly) only breeds resentment. Ultimately, ultimatums (usually) are the death knell of relationships.
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