When you are in relationship with someone, it is not so important to determine the accuracy of the other person?s perceptions.? It is, more accurately, how you impact the other person.? Can you separate your impact from your intent?? Can you accept that your partner, friend, co-worker, felt hurt by your actions even if you didn?t mean to, or they misunderstood you?? Focus on accepting responsibility for your impact, and work on explaining your intent later.? You may find that it is unnecessary to explain.