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What do you count as complaining? For instance, my best friend says I am complaining if I tell him I would rather not go for a walk with him because I am tired, etc… Do you count stating a difficulty or telling someone you can’t or won’t do something because it is not good for you complaining? I generally think of myself as someone who comments more on things than complains, so I would like your ideas on how you define complaining as we could all stand to be more grateful. :) Thanks and good work!
Ha. We went back and forth on this. My fiance was more of a stickler than I was. He said that any negative comment was a complaint.
I was a little more lenient and defined a complaint as faultfinding or expressing discontent. Basically just complaining about dumb stuff, so saying “Ugh! I’m soooooo tired. I didn’t sleep at alllllll” would be a complaint. Saying “I didn’t sleep so well last night.” is more of a statement/expression.
Does that make sense? We struggled with this too. Basically, just don’t be whiny and think about what you say before you say it.