Unmet expectations can be anything but candid. Frustrations fester and grow as each individual feels slighted.
It’s clear from the outside that a conversation could solve this but being upfront proves difficult.
Instead the dissonance builds until an inevitable spark causes feelings to spew. Words fly back and forth. After, wishing that things could be left unsaid or, at the very least, said in a different light.
A small fracture took the place of what could have been a fruitful and valuable conversation.