Just Another Crazy Wife
And so we hurt when these people fall short. When we love, we tend to expect the same compassion back. And so, when they don’t meet our expectations and we end up licking our wounds in the corner. Or at least, this is my experience.
And so what happens when we are the crazy and out of line ones? What happens when we, or rather I, am less then my best?
Lets just use an event that occurred in the MPB household this weekend as an example. We had friends coming over this weekend for dinner. One of my dearest friends who is an amazing women whom I respect and admire (not today’s point, but something worth mentioning because she’s just one of those people). So, we were picking up the clutter in the house and I had it in my head that we had to finish unpacking and putting away everything since our basement flood. Mr. MPB didn’t see the point on finishing up the basement. His priority was the backyard and the main floor with the kitchen and the living room. You know, the space that we would actually be using with our friends.
Needless to say, our differing opinions didn’t seamlessly mesh into one to-do list nor did we divide and conquer.
Instead, I didn’t keep my calm and nor did he. Needless to say, every single communication technique and successful arguing strategy went out the window and I had a small meltdown. Yup, we were shouting and I was almost in tears because Mr. MPB wanted clean the main floor and I wanted to clean the basement.
And then I decided that this was all his fault for not listening to me and he just kept going on about how I was not making any sense. All I wanted was an apology and instead he told me that wasn’t making sense and he was not going to apologize. While he was likely 98% right, it’s never a good idea to actually tell me that I’m making no-sense! Basically, I just ended up even angrier and more irrational. And then he made the biggest mistake – he realized that our conversation was going no-where and he walked away. I wasn’t done being crazy, how dare he walk away?!?!!! And so I got even more upset.
Seriously, I do realize that no-one is perfect, but this wasn’t pretty. I’d say this was one of my less then ideal moments.
But you know what, eventually we started doing some yard work and I did apologize for being slightly insane. Maybe the sunshine and/or fresh air helped screw my head back on the right way? I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure he was happy to have his more balanced and calm wife back.
And you know what, he still loves me and I still love him.
Not every day is perfect, but somehow we manage to see past the crazy.
And some people say PMS isn’t a real thing?! Ha, if this wasn’t the result of PMS then I should probably be checked into a crazy house.
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