Anyway, it got me to thinking about a friend of mine (actually we’re not close anymore, long story, so not appropriate for this space) who used every conversation and every get-together as an opportunity to complain about her husband and their marriage. Pretty much nonstop.
I tried to be understanding, for a while, but then it really started to grate on my nerves. I’ve never been the type of girl who wanted to spend all of my time talking about boys, whether I had one in my life or not. And while I can imagine having an annoying (or worse) husband is something a woman would want to talk about, I don’t have much time and patience for people who let that be the only thing they ever talk about. If things are that bad, IMHO, do something about it. Otherwise, chill. Same goes for men who are constantly bitching about their wives.
And then, of course, there’s the flip side. The singles who are always complaining about being single.
I guess what I’m saying that is that we’re all more that our relationship status. All of us. I am a SINgleGIRL but I’m also a lot more than that. My friend was a woman in a frustrating marriage with an annoying husband. But she was more than that, too.
And yet sometimes we find ourselves in these patterns when talking (listening) about this one thing is all we do. ANNOYING. Hmmm, maybe this post made more sense when I started it at 2am?
Anyway, this is what I’m thinking. I’d love to know what you think.
Tags: marriage, single, SINgleGIRL, tomfoolery, YourTango