In many ways we are alike. In just as many we are opposite. I wonder about couples who are all alike or all opposite. Is it easier to be all alike? To be all opposite? Being balanced in both has it's perks.
It's harder to lose perspective of things.
It's easy to have strong alliances.
It's hard to have days that string together which feel like a battle of wills.
It's easy to forget where the opposite and alike parts fall which create surprises (mostly good ones).
It's hard to not let it get to me.
It's been one of those opposite weeks. A "marriage is hard week". Not impossible or falling apart. Just hard. We're both hyper aware of the opposite parts this week and it's easy to be snide. Even easier to be irriated. Even easier yet to say things on the fly out of irritation.
Makes it harder to be happy.
It's weeks like these were I need to stay in my head. Persevere. Continuing being optimistic even if it's a bit exhausting. Over talking things is not helpful. A few hours of being alone is.
I could honestly use a couple of days.
But I'll take the hours I'm given to just be silent and locked away in my head or even better a good book or movie.
A dose of solitarity does us both good after a week like this.