Kind of happy about that. Overall, I’m feeling a little down today. I’m not sure why. I think that my husband and I aren’t on the same page necessarily about some things, and while that isn’t all bad, trying to live in a way that honors him by letting him have the last word on certain issues is dragging me down a bit.
I’m all for equal pay, voting, all that, but I think in the family unit, the man should be in control of major decisions. I hear about (and see, at times) women that walk all over their husbands, not letting them have a say, arguing about everything. What’s wrong with swallowing your pride (as long as it’s not every day about every thing) once in awhile? If nothing else, it gives both parties time to think.
I can be pretty manipulative at times. Can all of us in one way or another? I don’t want to manipulate my husband to get my own way. I’m not above that on small matters (Hey, never said I was perfect), but with big things, we should be equal. We should discuss, agree, etc, and maintain a united front in front of the kids.
And, in big decisions, I should allow his word to stand. Believe me, that doesn’t happen often where he needs to do that. Most days are pretty mellow, and I’m not sure if I should try to talk him around this time. I think I need to settle, consider, and pray about the decisions we’re making now, and be united. I can’t help but wonder if he’s being impulsive in his decision making, without having thought through all the variables, or if I am flat out wrong. I don’t feel wrong, but I might be. I think we need to find the middle ground.
We’ll go for a walk later and talk. I hope we make a compromise we can both happily with.
I will defer to his final decision, though.