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Miscommunications in Marriage

Betty Beguiles writes an honest piece. It's a think piece, as they say:

As much as I might like to tell myself that my wifely communication skills are top notch, in reality they are anything but. I tend to silently hold on to small hurts. I often neglect to express my feelings. In fact, if I’m going to be honest, I've been known to nurture those hurts somewhere deep inside myself until they flourish, bringing forth all my worst traits: wrath, unkindness, pride…

It’s not that I enjoy the drama. I simply despise conflict. So I tuck my objections away foolishly thinking they might somehow magically dissipate—which of course they never do. For the longest time, I wasn’t even aware that I was doing this. I was simply trying to maintain some false understanding of peace. It backfired every time, of course. I’d have a bad day and my many grievances would come roaring out.
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