As I’ve mentioned in past posts, I enjoy line dancing (2-3 evenings a week) and hiking (most weekends). Hub has not complained (much). He hasn’t requested my company to do anything other than watch tv.
Last week, he asked if I was going to be home Sunday. I told him that I had planned to go to a line dancing event that afternoon.
He looked frustrated and said “For once, I’d like you to be available to do something with me”. My reply was “I’ve been here. You’re the one who has been gone for the past 20 years.”
He looked shocked and then a little ashamed. He nodded his head at me in acknowledgment of his neglect but offered no apology. He then asked, “Will you please go see the new superhero movie with me instead of line dancing?”
I enjoyed the movie and the personal time with my husband. I think I made the right choice.
Last Edit: Apr 3, 2019 10:56:09 GMT -5 by Rhapsodee
It's so hard to know when to say no and when to concede, isn't it? I think I would have done the same, though. I likely would have changed my plans and gone with my husband. Seeing any sort of effort, knowing what I truly want is for my marriage to work out, makes me more forgiving (IMO) than someone who has already mentally/emotionally checked out. Will be interested to see if your point was made (finally) with your husband and change happens, or if it was a one time thing and you're back to solo outings. Glad you are happy with your decision for the moment.
I think no matter where you’re at in the relationship, it’s always nice to feel wanted. I’m happy for you and hope it continues. I’m leaving my sm in less than two weeks, and I know it’s the right thing to do, and I know he and I make each other miserable, but damn if it doesn’t still hurt a bit at the end of the day. So, I think it’s fine to be happy even if it’s just for a little while or the two of you turn it around completely and end up happy all the time. Marriage isn’t easy even when it’s full of sex and affection. If you’re in it for the long haul take all the happy parts you can.
misssunnybunny: You're welcome! So glad to hear you had a great day
Jan 19, 2019 16:34:01 GMT -5
worksforme2: anyone hear anything lately from mrslowmaintenance or smartkat?
Jan 24, 2019 18:06:02 GMT -5
petrushka: Just saw the forecast for Mildura at 47C -- I hope you and Ms. Enna are going to be ok Baz. That's getting dangerous.
Jan 24, 2019 20:10:00 GMT -5
lifeinwoodinville: I last heard from mrslowmaintenance about a month ago. I have been in regular contact with her for the last year and a half. I feel comfortable in saying that her situation remains unchanged. If you want to know more PM me.
Jan 25, 2019 22:36:50 GMT -5
worksforme2: Hey baza,...I know it's hot and dry down under. N.C. is having record rainfall. I would gladly trade some rain for some sunshine....
Feb 22, 2019 20:28:35 GMT -5
tamara68: Today it's steak and blowjob day! I suppose the steak is for those who don't get a blowjob.
Mar 14, 2019 16:49:49 GMT -5
petrushka: tamara68 Laughing with tears in my eyes. And my steak is going to be semolina gruel, due to some tummy upset :-\
Mar 15, 2019 1:11:10 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: So sad to hear the news from New Zealand. Boston Strong supports Kiwi Strong!!
Mar 15, 2019 7:46:22 GMT -5
petrushka: I was gobsmacked when I heard. This is just not us. In all of 2017 we had 37 murders in the country ..... I think the echo chambers of "social media" have a lot to answer for.
Mar 15, 2019 18:45:45 GMT -5
baza: Feeling for our Brothers and Sisters across the ditch Brother petrushka .
Mar 15, 2019 19:27:50 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: petrushka, I thought I read the headline wrong (this stuff happens here, not in NZ). It is frightening the hate that is being spread; it makes my heart hurt.
Mar 15, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -5
saarinista: All of us, IMHO, should try to be civil and kind as much as possible in person and online. I actively Tweet (civilly) on political matters and am horrified by the rancor & trolling on both sides of the spectrum, which only inflames unstable people.
Mar 19, 2019 23:21:20 GMT -5
saarinista: is anyone else watching March Madness?
Mar 24, 2019 11:44:48 GMT -5
worksforme2: doesn't much look like it...
Mar 27, 2019 12:20:10 GMT -5
saarinista: Well, my team is going to the Final Four! I am beyond thrilled. Basketball is life.
Apr 1, 2019 0:47:14 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: Congrats! Yay! I don't know how many people see the shout box, I don't think it shows up not he mobile version of the site. Maybe post something in the Off Topic section and more folks may see it?
Apr 1, 2019 15:38:34 GMT -5
wewbwb: Or, maybe baseball season started . . .
Apr 2, 2019 5:27:34 GMT -5
flashjohn: saarinista, my alma mater, Texas Tech, is also in the final four.
Apr 3, 2019 14:59:01 GMT -5
saarinista: : flashjohn Ruh, roh. Then we have to be mortal enemies for the weekend because I went to MSU!
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