“Stop arguing with him.” Arlene Dahl, Always Ask a Man.
Ian & I don’t fight much, but when we do, they can be knock-down, drag-out battles. So this week, I’m not going to argue with him. Not one word of disagreement. Not even if he suddenly decided he wanted to go see Smurfs 2.
Today was a day that could have lead to lots of hurt feelings. A late paper delivery, plus two assignments, one in a too-small room packed with tense women all hoping to win a free facial. He even accidentally knocked me in the chin when I turned one way and he turned the other. But I didn’t fuss, I didn’t cry out, and he immediately apologized and kissed me to make it feel better. Since I tend to get overwhelmed and stressed out by even the slightest possibility of conflict, knowing that there were no arguments to be had was sort of a weight off my shoulders–as a result, Ian told me he loved me (and that he didn’t say it enough) and rubbed my shoulders and kissed me on the head and held my hand.
Now let’s just see if we can keep this up for the rest of the week….