It is interesting when you live alone that you have no one to "mirror" your behavior...........and, let you know when you're over the top or whatever.
So imagine my surprise in this relationship when "The Man" told me I was so dramatic. I 've never thought of myself that way, but, after saying that and listening to myself, I realized it was a "right on" comment. It became a great source of humor as I would describe something or comment on something and rather then say,"Was it really like that?" All he would say is "Sarah" and I would crack up laughing. I guess I do have a flair for the dramatic.........unbeknownst to me.
The other comment said in humor was that I'm such a "spoiled little princess". Now that really blew me away. I got huffy, sortof, and then he explained. "You have a maid, and a gardener - you don't have to clean, wash, scrub, sweep, pull weeds or any of those things if you don't want to". Wow, I thought, I am! I've spoiled myself after about 40 years of doing those things. I DON'T do those things anymore. It became very, very humorous to me and to him. I laughed out loud the day I pulled out socks to go to the gym and embroidered on them was the word "spoiled". I had bought them for myself as a joke years ago because I've always prided myself on NOT being spoiled - this time I wore them chuckling the whole time I had them on.
You know, you're never too old to learn something new about yourself.