The third leg of my conversation with CSL at The Curmudgeonly Librarian is posted today.
CSL set a trap, and I leapt right in. Okay, it isn’t fair to say that he set the trap. He was responding to my own words, so let me rephrase that: he sprung a trap that I’d set for myself.
In this installment, we talk about whether I was a cold-hearted wife, the ways I tested my husband, responding to a spouse’s vulnerability, the first step in breaking the logjam of conflict, and the clarity of hindsight.
This particular part of the dialogue left me raw. Reaching back into certain memories requires me to temporarily undo some of the healing that has happened. On top of that, CSL asked me a question that forced me to see an area where I still need to grow. It’s good for me, but man, it can be hard to face those areas.
So there I sat at my desk, quietly sobbing for a while midway through this dialogue.
When Big Guy got home an hour later, he got an extra-big hug from me. I really needed one.
You can read the third part of our conversation here.
You can find links to the rest of the Wife’s Heart series in these posts: