Post # 1
I consider myself to be an open and honest person and so is Fiance. We don’t keep things from each other and don’t mince words. That being said there are a few things that I feel are better left unsaid….
For example I have 2 cats. FI has grown to like them but isn’t the biggest fan. The other day one of them puked on the couch so I cleaned up but didn’t and won’t tell Fiance.
What are some things that are “better left unsaid” in your relationship?
Post # 3
I’ve found that if my Fiance doesn’t do something the specific way I would have (like making the bed or loading the dishwasher), I just keep my mouth closed. I like to think that the effort is good enough (even if it drives the perfectionist in me up the wall!).
I learned early on that if I give him “tips” on how to do something, he gets frustrated and stops doing them altogether. Haha
Post # 4
@LindsayMaree: +1 – I think this is huge!
Another one for me is to NOT ‘remind’ him to squeeze all the water out of the sponge after washing dishes. It’s such a pet peeve when water gets left in the sponge and then it gets all mildew smelling. Now, it bugs me, but I’m happy he helps with dishes and if I don’t catch it for a secret “squeeze”, I just happily throw out the sponge! 🙂
Post # 5
@LindsayMaree: I really wish I could learn to do that. 😛
Post # 6
I’ve also learned to not complain a lot about people or talk badly about myself (ie: I feel frumpy) because I think they tend to believe what you say! ie: when I want us to hang out with that person I was complaining about, Darling Husband is not super excited, because I’ve been venting!). And, if I think I’m frumpy, I certainly don’t want Darling Husband feeling that way…. I started to say ‘dang, your wife is beautiful!’ – 🙂
Post # 7
@oracle: You need to get one of those suction cup baskets that stick to the side of the sink so it can drain! I HATE sponges, so gross, but he’s a sponge user so sinceawe got that I can manage