I just had a realization that I wanted to share :)
Sometimes, we tell people some news or issues or things in person specially because we want to see how they take it, or actually how they react. And then, oh silly us, we draw conclusions from that reaction.
I suppose we often aren’t conscious about it, that the immediate reaction (if it is indeed reacting, not acting upon what has just being said or done) is subconscious action that is conditioned by our past and has nothing much to do with the present moment and the current “news”. :D
So sometimes giving time to the other and coming back to the subject later and hearing what they really think about this current situation seems quite appropriate. :)
Of course, becoming more and more aware and reacting less would be the ultimate outcome. ;)