That THING that annoys you.
You know better than to talk to him about it. You’ve tried that. Nothing changes.
So you keep your mouth shut.
You’re going to be the bigger person. You’re going to take the high road. You’re not going to let it get to you.
When you’re lying in bed with him at night…
You can’t stand the sound of his breathing. How he takes over the bed. The simple fact of his existence.
Ah, yes. Life with the one you love. 😉
But the story doesn’t end there.
There are some things you do.
Things that annoy HIM.
And he knows he can’t talk to you about them, because you’ll just get upset and defensive.
He’d rather have a happy home than have you mad at him, so he bites his tongue. He doesn’t say anything.
And sometimes when he goes to the gym or meets up with his friends, he doesn’t want to come home. He doesn’t want to have to guess what kind of a mood you’ll be in. He wishes life with you didn’t have to be so complicated.
Every day, in households across the world, men and women are doing what they believe is the right thing to do to keep the peace and stay together.
They’re biting their tongues. They’re trying to rise above petty emotions. They’re putting their relationship first.
And that’s wonderful.
But it comes at a cost.
All those irritations and annoyances and resentments build up and build up and build up until…
You have a huge fight.
A fight over nothing.
A fight where you’re screaming at one another, threatening to leave, and saying every single nasty comment you wanted to say for AGES but bottled up.
Will your relationship survive?
Maybe. Maybe not.
But if you want a different future, you need to start looking at a different way of dealing with your anger.