Am I expecting my love for my partner to be too perfect? Maybe I
find myself at times saying things like "it really bothers me when my SO does
____, but I dont say anything because I just love them sooooo much". It seems
that arguing and fighting over such "faults" is one of the big reasons why so
many couples break up.
Yet, no matter how hard I try, sometimes I find myself feeling so resentful
over how such faults affect me. I probably feel even worse when my partner brings up
something I do that they dont like. After all, I held my tongue; why
cant they do the same?
Maybe talking about what bothers me doesnt cause me as much of a
problem, as what I expect to happen if I do. If I want my partner to change, Im
likely setting myself for disappointment. However, if I say whats on my mind and ask
for their help in dealing with it and finding solutions, maybe we both can win?
Just for Today
Today, Ill take some time and be very honest with myself about things I
feel resentment over because of my SO. Ill ask my partner to help me find solutions
to a few of them that make both of us winners as much as possible, and give them the same
freedom and support in dealing with some of their resentments over things Ive done.
Ill focus on getting lots of practice in resolving smaller differences, before I
bring up any bigger ones.
An argument is a discussion where everyone talks and no one
listens - BH
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