I’m in a phase of updating and organizing and pitching out and cleaning. This afternoon I was going through some files on my computer in a folder titled “Journal.” The “Husband Moments” document caught me eye, so I opened it and read some conversations that Brian and I had exchanged years ago.
December 31, 2005
Brian and I were in the car together running several errands. We were quiet. My mind wandered as I contemplated love, life, marriage, divorce. Eventually we parked at the next stop on our list.
Walking into the department store, I asked with no pretenses attached, “Brian, have you ever thought about leaving me?”
His immediate reply, “Leaving you where?”
March 1, 2008
Driving home from the dessert-house in a progressive dinner organized by a church group, I reflected on an earlier conversation with another woman about wives submitting to husbands.
After a few moments of silence in the car, I asked, “Brian, do I submit enough?”
“Submit what?” was his reflex.
And they say that men and women approach relationships differently. Pshaw.