Tough love is...
Quite honestly, if you knew me two or three years ago, I don't understand why you didn't kill me or at least stop speaking to me. I needed some tough love. (And I did get some of it, for which I am grateful.)
Our impulse may be to give *hugs*, but it's not always what works. A few months ago, I was having a periodic freak-out when one of my co-workers said something I thought was really cold. At the time I was pissed. But you know, she had a point. And I think it helped me get to a much better place. I need to thank her for that sometime.
So... yeah. There are some people that I want to give some tough love to. Not because I don't care about them, but because I do. Very much. But I'm not good at this sort of stuff so I guess I'll just passively-aggressively put up a poll about it.