Do I lead a double life at times in the ways I treat my partner? For example, are I courteous to them in public, and save my criticism of them when I get behind closed doors? Do I wear a cheerful expression at work, and then replace it with a scowl or other look at home?
If my treatment of my SO was recorded and highlights were played every day during the afternoon soaps, what kind of reaction would I and others have? If I visualize this, just thinking about what I did yesterday may cause me to cringe.
Sure, I may feel I'm justified in how I treat my partner, but the simple truth is that any ill treatment I give to them only makes any situation worse. If I had my choices shown to the public each day, I'd probably get uncomfortable very quickly with my behavior.
When I treat my SO as well in private as I do in public, I send them a clear message that they are more important than other people's opinions of me. Isn't that exactly what I want from them too?
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