It’s the arguments about nothing that are the most worrisome.
If you feel loved, respected, then you assume the wrong sized eggs are the product of an accidental purchase, not due to lack of caring. Not due to someone “never listening,” not due to your other half making a “passive aggressive attempt to hinder your stress-reducing desire to bake.”
A heated argument about nothing is really an argument about EVERYTHING.
Everything that is wrong in your relationship.
He doesn’t listen.
He listens even less.
You nag even more.
You don’t feel heard or appreciated.
Neither does he.
And there isn’t an easy solution. Especially when both parties feel wronged.
It’s easier to hang out with friends, focus on kids, worry about the house, bake a cake, then it is to solve what seems unsolvable.
So, I exercise, go to movies. Drive the kids to activities. Work. Have fun with friends, enjoy life, for the most part.
However, something is missing. The something that makes me cry over love songs. Despise romantic movies. Avoid old boyfriends. And eat another brownie, when, actually I’m full.