When you hold onto items that you don’t like or want but you keep them because you received them as a gift, you are saying that the feelings of the other person matter more than your feelings. I know, I’ve ‘given in’ on many occasions because I didn’t want someone to be angered or saddened by my actions or words. However, I know that I’m not really in charge of how that person feels. They decide how to react, they are in charge of their own emotions.
If you don’t care for an item and you know that you would have never purchased such a thing for yourself, let it go.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.