This is a very simple
butand very important concept. (See what I did there?) These two phrases would be heard very differently:
“I love you but I need you to respect my boundaries.”
“I love you and I need you to respect my boundaries.”
The word ‘but’ negates whatever came before it, while the word ‘and’ signifies that whatever comes next is a logical extension of the thought.
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