Sometimes they hear you but don't really listen.
It is sad that sometimes we, nurses, don't receive the same respect our patients and their relatives accord to other members of the health care team especially doctors. We care the same way they care for you. Sometimes, even more.
We spend our lives trying to control the things around us. And in a heartbeat, something or someone reminds us that we're not really in control.
Relationships (for them to work & last) require openness, communication, and honesty. Sometimes, even compromise and sacrifice from both parties.
There's the illusion that the world exists in black and white.
Some relationships just don't work especially when you think you've exhausted all means possible. You get tired most especially when your love isn't reciprocated. You get tired giving without receiving.
Provide the best possible care to all patients at all times regardless of socioeconomic status, gender, race, political and religious beliefs.