Post # 61
I absolutely agree about the serious stuff. I might mention light stuff occasionally, but even that isn’t something I do regularly. We’re a fairly “private” couple, anyway. As far as bigger issues go, if I’m having a hard time with something I might discuss it with one of my closest friends, but never in a group setting.
Post # 62
The only thing I might say? When people ask me about our time as a long distance couple (plane rides apart over 3 years), I will be honest and tell them there were many hard moments, because there were. I would never get into specifics though, or kick up any dirt.
Oh, I’m guilty of the “he drop his socks next to the hamper” comment, but nothing serious. 🙂
Post # 63
I only joke about the little things with my friends like men and what they do in the bathroom .. or sometimes light venting about the mother in law ha. But any serious problem we may have, I keep to myself. That is for us to work out in my eyes. And I think that keeps us closer too. I’ve never really liked everyone all up in my business all the time.
Post # 64
I don’t complain about my guy because, actually I have damn little to complain about. Does he do thngs that drive me up the wall? Yes–he’s a bit of a hoarder and that caused problems, so I gave him a room wherein he can keepall his crap and I can’t complain, and he has NEVER placed a dirty plate in the dishwasher. And he snores. But he can’t help that
Those are basically his negatives. He is the most thoughtful caring man I have ever been with. He takes care of me and my boys and Chester the cat. He thinks nothing of going to the store in the middle of the night if necessary, always accompanies me when I have to get my infusion treatment, gives of his time and money to the local veterans organization….I could go on an on listing how thoughtful he is but I think you get the general idea.
And when I start getting bitchy in my mind about about something that has momentarily ticked me off I think about all the little things he does without being asked and tell myself to just get over it!
Post # 65
I wouldn’t say I complain about my SO but I do have those few friends that I vent to when things are bad. Usually, I would vent to a friend that I knew went through a particular situation, I typically ask for advice. Things that I say are the same things I would tell my SO to his face. Many times, my friend have helped me realize that I’m in the wrong or how I could’ve handled a certain situation. I don’t blab every detail to my friends…it just depends on the situation but it’s only in serious cases.