When someone has hurt us, at the time it feels like the best thing to, is get even and hurt them back. This eye for an eye type of thinking is very outdated, and useless. When someone hurts you, and you retaliate…. do you really feel better? Attacking negativity with negativity, only prolongs the pain. It does not assist in it going away. When someone brings you down, your goal is to deal with the emotions that they have caused you, and respond positively to give the least amount of power to the negativity. Just because the sting may not subside for a while, when you deal with it properly from the start, it eases the moving on process.It may seem foreign, but when a friend or loved one brings you down… Do you want to keep the relationship? Or do you want to begin the destruction of it?Sometimes people hurt us, without realizing how their words have effected us. So instead of continuing the cycle of pain, let them know how you feel and work through it with them.If working through it with them doesn’t work, then sometimes the best option is temporary space.Either way, when you choose to embrace negativity and lash back at others, you never feel better about it, you’re only prolonging the hurt for yourself.