My hubby and I were listening to a local radio station, while driving. I was being so critical of the radio hosts wondering how in the world they even have their jobs. Every few seconds I had some kind of criticism to comment. Wow, did I get on his last nerve. The reason he became angry was because I prevented him from listening for the local football scores with my witchy comments.Hindsight, I was not being aware of his need to listen to what was being said. I wasn't wanting a need met, I was just being a "miss know it all". (What a witch!) He was listening to the quantity of the radio show while I was listening to the quality of the show. I should have asked myself what I wanted to gain by being so critical. The only thing it accomplished was I looked selfish to my husband. [Mental note: men and women have different needs even while listening to a radio show.] Just be sure you really have a need and are not just wanting to be a smarty pants.
This little incident reminds me of why we should apply the give and take rule in our marriages. It would not have hurt a thing to have let my husband listen for his football scores and me just put my fingers in my ears (hehehehe).
I realized that I should have handled my need to vocalize my criticism with restraints. What would you have done in a similar situation? Share your comments on Face Book with me!
Debbie Kessler loves her husband, Wally Kessler. She is a southern girl who loves Jesus and loves building up people to do Good Works of Love.