“NOTHING gives us the right to be uncivil to anybody. Not even when the other person is being uncivil to us. The best thing to do is to walk away.”
The irony, the people we love the most are the ones who get under our skin at times. My mother who I love dearly, she is 79. She worries incessantly about everything and drives me crazy sometimes. So, you are not alone. This principle that you stated is true. In a moment of anger, the hurtful words we use can never be taken back and sometimes destroys relationships. You are wise and gracious.