Chutzpah: Managing Relationships

Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine.


Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or confidence, but among Yiddish speakers, it is not a compliment. For more Yiddish WordsChut

I would like to highlight the American version this week.  There is one thing I would have to say that is unquestionably important- believing in yourself. It is also equally important that you seek resolutions to problems. I believe it takes a great deal of Chutzpah to examine and resolve problems when your friends attempt to glance over your hurt feelings. It is very difficult to say that you are hurt. It is even more difficult when your friends do not want to talk about your feelings or they involve a third party. It leaves you in a difficult place.  You are torn between fond memories and hard feelings. It is difficult to determine how to handle a resolution when you need one.

I always advise being honest and direct. I use statement like “I feel” instead of “you did.” I ask for feedback because relationships are based on the needs of two people. If you are in the spring cleaning mood remove people from your life that are toxic. This goes for guys or girls. Here is something funny but true I read on one of my friend’s statues on Facebook, “I am glad to be single because I do not need a guy badly enough to put up with what some of my friends do” It takes a lot of Chutzpah to not only determine that you deserve a certain level of respect but than to go ahead and do what it takes to achieve that level.

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