Friday, July 18, 2008

What's the Deal?

Do you ever wish that sometimes that other person would go through the same lengths to understand and be patient as you do?
Do you ever wish that sometimes that other person would stop to consider that perhaps you are having a hard time with every single thing you have to do?
Do you ever wish that sometimes you could just stop and just let that other person do everything you're doing just so that that person would have a first-hand idea of what it's like to be you for even just a day?

I am not saying that I want to be waited on all the time, or that I want things to go my way all the time, or even that other people should come to the same conclusions as I do or see things the same way I do all the time. In fact, I've often said that different perspectives and opinions can be healthier than being exactly the same. Neither am I saying that I am abused in any way. Sometimes I just want to be cared for, respected, loved with the same care, love, and respect that I give.

3 comments:

Avril said...

Ryan and I are very different. I've often felt the same as you: wanting him to be as considerate, caring and respectful towards me as I am to him. I've learned though that he may not do these things the same way I do them, but he does them in his own way. I just never realized it because I didn't know where to look. Once we sat down, talked and he pointed it all out, I was amazed at all the different ways he loved me throughout the day.

Liv said...

One thing I've learned is that you usually have to ask...and hinting doesn't work ha. You have to S-P-E-L-L it out in order to have what you want...

vicki said...

wow, a lot of talking huh? I think I'm about out of it at the moment so talking about it won't help- for now. But I see the points you both present.