When someone is behaving badly with you, if your first line of defense is to say, “I’m a lover, not a fighter,” then I’m going to assume that you are a person who uses “sneak attacks” (also known as passive-aggressive attacks) to balance the score.
Because everybody — no matter what age they are — fights back in one way or another.
When people are afraid to confront another person directly, they resort to behind-your-back sneak attacks.
The Mildred Pierce: DramaGuru Attack 2.1
There are many different types of sneak attacks.
In this case, the sneak attack is “telling lies”. Continue reading