This is so true... and sometimes the truth hurts!
“Intimacy should never destroy courtesy. You cannot possibly live in constant contact with others without noticing their faults and selfishness. Your own faults, like theirs, are bound to come to the surface…In the small things of daily living, you should treat each other with the same unfailing courtesy that you observe with strangers and friends. Why should you sometimes be [ill-mannered] to each other just because [it’s your family]? The closer you are to each other, the more gracious you ought to be.”
Lawrence G. Lovasik
The Catholic Family Handbook, Sophia Institute Press