On Being Cranky

I’d always rather be cheerful than cranky. But, every once in a while Cranky sneaks in the back door of my psyche. Perhaps I am overly tired, annoyed by something that happened during the day, or maybe my hormones are on a rampage. (Though often considered exclusively a female malady, this latter can certainly apply […]

Attack the Problem, Not My Partner

I don’t like getting mad at him, irritated with him, or hurt by him. But, sometimes I find myself in a stew of these feelings; and, I want to lash out at him. I want to find words that pierce whatever ridiculous position he is holding so tenaciously. To put it bluntly, there have […]