Sometime during the interminable Presidential campaign of 2016, a client said to me, aghast, “Seriously, you’re pro-choice? How can that be? You’re the mom of two adopted kids!” She thought these two things were mutually exclusive; for me they most definitely were not. It was the first time I’d ever felt like an axe murderer. When her flushed face faded back to norm, I explained that just because I’m pro-choice does NOT automatically default me to a pro-abortion position: The
Dear Nancy, I do appreciate your enthusiasm but it can feel a bit overbearing, to be honest. What? First, I was stunned. Then, I searched the online dictionary for the word ‘overbearing’. Then I was hurt. In case you’re curious, the synonyms for overbearing are:
* bossy * autocratic
* overly authoritative * cocky
* domineering * oppressive In other words, there is no positive context for being ‘ove
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