I'm writing an article listing helpful words we use in relationships whether in a marriage or a friendship. Background: After my former husband left, he told a friend that my day-to-day complaining about my toxic situation at work was causing him to sit in the driveway with clenched fists before coming in the house. How can a husband tell his wife that her complaining is causing him great stress without hurting her feelings? What is YOUR strategy in a relationship where a person is continually needing to vent feelings whether or not his/her complaints are legitimate? What are the words?
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Dashing, most women would like to lay down the armor, etc. too, but most have meals to cook, dirty dishes, and screaming kids, while men rest, enjoy their beer and want good sex later. Surprising there aren't more murders.
MizBejabbers, I don't disagree with you!
The fact is most people don't want to listen to anyone complaining (all of the time) whether it's a woman or a man.
The reason there aren't more murders is because people divorce or cheat when unhappy.
Just joking, but you're probably right. There really is something called a "chronic complainer". I knew one at work one time. He complained about everything except for his wife (his 2nd.) I guess he learned his lesson when the first left him.