When Alex gets upset with me he generally walks away, starts reading or watches a dumb CSI type tv show.
When I get mad I let him know it. I do crazy things to show him how up set and angry I am.
I don’t set up the coffee pot, so it’s not ready for him in the morning. (So Evil)
I don’t fold his clean laundry, instead I leave it in a heaping pile on his dresser.
I move all the good pillows to my side of the bed when he’s not paying attention.
I have a good friend who happens to be a man and I get mad at him ALL THE TIME! When I’m mad and he texts me…I send back one word answers. I put stuff on his desk without talking to him.
I feel as though my red hot seething lava like anger is so obvious, they would have to be absolute idiots not to notice. But guess what? The men in my life never ever notice my angry gestures. The empty coffee pot means nothing to Alex. He might grumble about it but he never connects it to my anger. He just figures I forgot.
Women, if you are mad at a man, he’ll never know unless you do one of two things. 1. Tell him 2. Break his windshield with a cinder block….then tell him.
If you stop talking to him, burn his toast or leave the room every time he walks in…he will not make the connection. He’ll just think you’re having hormone problems and want to be left alone.
The strange thing is, women never play these stupid emotional mind games with children. If we are mad at our kids….we tell them….instantly. We don’t give them soggy cereal or show up late for their games, we don’t give them the silent treatment….we tell them what we expect, what they did wrong and then we move on….we get over it. Why do we play coy games with our men but not our children?
The truth is, most guys just don’t get it…Or maybe they do and evolution has changed their DNA. Maybe over thousands of years they’ve come to realize there’s absolutely nothing they can do to appease us when we are ticked off.
We think they don’t talk to us enough, they aren’t romantic enough, they don’t appreciate us enough, they don’t spend enough time with us. Guys think all these requests are kind of pathetic and they have no intention of changing.
DNA and life experience has taught them, they can’t rationalize with an angry woman, so they might as well find a bad tv show, figure out how to make the coffee and fold their own laundry.
Tags: anger, men, relationships, women