Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Don't Have Quiet Reservations

On Sunday and again today, my husband disappointed me without meaning to. Some women would either keep it to themselves, or nag about it. Neither one is a helpful response. Quiet reservations can lead to resentment and anger that festers. And nagging can also lead to resentment. Both the one who nags and the one nagged can resent it. The one who nags can resent "having to" nag and the one who is the object of the nagging can resent being that object. Instead, each time, I chose to gently let him know how I felt, and he just as gently apologized to me. After the apology, each time we showed each other affection and quickly moved on.

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