I’m glad I got to hear both sides of the story.
So yes, we’re both at fault.
I came across as condescending, and I could have handled that better.
He reacted violently to it, which he could have handled that better.
It’s always strange that we misunderstand each other, but I can only try to be more watchful with what I say and what I do. And so can he.
When will the misunderstanding stop?
Maybe only when we really learn to take a deep breath, a step back – then take the time to think before reacting.