"You're just so hard to work with!"
Harsh words to hear. Especially given the fact that I'm not hard to work with. Yes, I am proud and confident and I can be domineering. But, I also listen well and 99% of the time try to see things from the other person's viewpoint.
The incident causing this statement arose from an event that had happened several weeks prior. The person making the statement had worked with a competitor, a big competitor, to devise some online content that she now wanted ME to share.
I was surprised. I was confused. I was ... slowly, a bit angry.
"I'm here, I'm focused on this also, as you know," I wrote to her. "It confuses me why you would work with <competing brand> when we have an on-going relationship and I am always at your beck and call to create content."
The answer to that statement was, "That makes me feel bad. Is that what you wanted...to make me feel bad? This wasn't my doing. It was <someone else>. I just participated."