A lecture is something that is devoid of a conversation.
What’s a conversation? It’s when more than one person is exchanging ideas, thoughts, feelings, and/or impressions.
If you don’t want to be lectured at, speak up — ask questions, and make comments. Don’t let the other person control what goes on unless you are enjoying the lecture.
If the person you are talking to doesn’t allow you to speak, speak to someone in the ‘help industry’ such as a crisis center, therapist, counselor, etc. so you can gain the tools and resources to assert yourself.
You never have to hear a lecture again unless you’ve agreed to such an arrangement!
Much love <3