Let Anna Go

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Let Anna Go

With his dad gone, things have been more stressful. That's not surprising when you're dealing with change. Carlos just wants to keep the peace at home. So, he lets Anna off the hook by pretending he doesn't care if she attends his big game. Problem is, he really is hurt and disappointed, Anna feels guilty, and they're not as close as they used to be.

  • Consider a time when you game up something that you wanted just to make life easier. How did you feel? Do you think it was worth it?
  • Next Steps:
    Carlos pretended he didn't care, but he really did. As a result, nobody was happy, and he missed an opportunity to try and work something out with his sister. Instead of giving in to Anna next time, he can be honest with her about his feelings. When your feelings are hurt, it's useful to sort out what you want to say beforehand—talk to someone and write out what you want to say. When you're ready, invite the other person to sit down an have a discussion with you. By working together, you can come up with a solution that makes everyone happy.