June 21, 2012A Former Snotty Wife
Thank you Dr. Laura. I have been listening to you for about a year. My dilemma was solved because you continued to talk about not sweating the small stuff.
I am married to a great man. There was one thing that continued to bother me, though. We have well water and use a water purifier jug to pour purified water into our coffee pots for coffee each morning (he is decaf and I am leaded). About once a week he would forget to add water back into the jug after he makes coffee because he is rushing to work. I couldn't understand why he couldn't take 2 minutes to take care of this and would nag him about it. It takes the system almost 10 minutes to finish purifying. He didn't understand why it was such a big deal.
Once I started listening to your program, I realized I could only change MY perspective so I started to change. I got up each morning fully intending to fill the water pitcher for myself. I was then grateful when it was done for me most of the time. On the times he didn't, I no longer was mad as I planned on doing it myself anyway. I know this sounds small, but trust me, it really makes a difference. He no longer gets blindsided when he gets home from work with a snotty wife. It must have been awful for him.
Thank you Dr. Laura.
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