But vs and

But creates tension. Not the good kind of tension of putting something together that might not work. No, the kind of tension that excludes and dismisses how others perceive the world.

On the other hand, And brings two separate ideas together equally. And invites a world of possibility and creates opportunity.

“I know you are working late in the evenings but I need help with the kids.”

“I know you are working late in the evenings and I need help with the kids.”

“We need to visit your mother for Christmas but the bills are piling up.”

“We need to visit your mother for Christmas and the bills are piling up.”

“I’m sorry for hurting your feelings but I am under a lot of pressure.”

“I’m sorry for hurting your feelings and I am under a lot of pressure.”

Making the switch from But to And can make a world of difference in bridging the gap of what we say and what we actually mean.

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