Monday, May 13, 2013

Blog Every Day in May - A Public Apology


Day 13, Monday: Issue a public apology. This can be as funny or as serious or as creative as you want it to be.


What can I apologize for?  Is my blog boring and unreadable?  I guess I can make an apology for that.  

I probably really should apologize for the fact that I don't always treat my husband with the respect he deserves.  I tend to get upset with him when he doesn't do things the way I want.

I ran my house for several years and did everything the way I wanted.  He was single for several years and did things his way.

It is difficult because we both like to do things our own way.  Can you say Control Freaks?  We keep separate checking accounts so we both handle our own money.  That keeps us from arguing about that most of the time.



We have been together for many years now, but we still each do our own thing.  When he tries to tell me how to do something, I bristle up.    I think it might be better sometimes if I would take more time to consider his point of view before I just react.  Ah!  Probably not!!

I am not sure if things will change since we are both getting a little older and we are set in our ways.  Maybe I should have said things aren't changing at this point in the game!

I guess he can just get used to me the way I am!   He has put up with me this long so it can't be that bad, can it?  In turn, I have to put up with him too!!

Do you treat your husband with enough respect?  What would you apologize for?  

10 comments:

  1. Well, okay, I have the same thing to apologize for that you do. My control freak-ishness comes from having been a high school teacher. When you get married with a history of 5 years of stepping into any room and immediately taking control of it (because your life depends on it!), it is hard to change course when you come home to a pleasant, easy-going husband. At least we aren't bossy out of "mean-ness!" (But the poor guys still suffer, I guess!)

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    1. I lived with my three children for 12 years by myself. I ruled the roost! It has been difficult to not be in charge.

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  2. Boring & unreadable?! You are too funny!

    Nobody likes being told what to do- I'm the same way as you. I have to remember that men think differently than women. I get mad when I tell my husband a problem... & he tells me how to fix it. I just wanted to tell my problem, he just wants to help fix it. It's a dumb thing but we are wired different than them.

    I guess I'd apologize for being impatient. I hurry too much!

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    1. Yes, men always want to fix the problems. My husband gets upset when I don't follow through with his advice.

      I probably could apologize for being impatient, too!!

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  3. Hmmm I can't really think of what I would apolgize for, except maybe being on my laptop so much. I am kind of addicted. I totally get the separate checking accounts. We did that for years!

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    1. Separate checking accounts saves a lot of arguments! My husband would tell you that I am on the laptop and iPad too much.

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  4. I lived by myself for years before living with my boyfriend, and I still struggle with it. I have set ways of doing things, and I get like the Rainman when my routine is thrown off!

    I would probably have to apologize to him for writing about him so much on my blogs, but I can't help it. He and the kids do so many funny things.

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    1. I do like doing things my way! Of course, it is usually the right way!

      My husband and family don't really know I write about them. Only my 18 year old knows and he is okay with it so far.

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  5. I think as we get older it is hard to break our ways. So when merging two households into one it doesn't always go smoothly. I guess its all about compromise.
    Kayleigh http://thewayiwanderlust.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah, well I'm not so good at compromise! I will keep trying.

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Thanks!!! Betty