Category Archives: Christian family

When he doesn’t want to do something

If I ask my passive aggressive husband for help or to do something for me, he’ll usually do it, but often at a hidden price or sometimes behavior that is probably meant to teach me not to ask.  I often … Continue reading

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The loneliness remains

I’m still praying and processing so much from our firstborn’s recent visit.  One of the loneliest things is to feel strong sadness, confusion or grief, because I tend to feel it alone.   I know that even in a healthy relationship, … Continue reading

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When your adult child hurts

When your adult child hurts, you hurt as a parent.  You can’t soothe a scraped knee or put a cool cloth on a bumped head.  You can’t even always offer any helpful advice or practical help.   Sometimes they would take … Continue reading

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A long week and a heavy heart

This last week has felt very long.  My daughter’s quick and unexpected visit was extended a few days.   Truthfully, I received this as good and bad news.   She left a day and a half ago, and I’m still struggling to … Continue reading

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A witness to myself

A reader asked why I speak my truth to my passive aggressive husband.  Why bother? To answer the question regarding why I speak my truth to him, it’s because I reply or respond in truth to his words or behaviors, … Continue reading

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An unnatural thing

One of our readers, DaMama7,  wrote a response to Sleepless that really touched my heart in so many ways. “How do I tolerate his small efforts? How do I let him touch me without cringing inside? How do I open … Continue reading

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Truth, fog, and a tea kettle

It can be formidably difficult to find the truth when you’re in the foggy murk of passive aggressive dynamics.  Every now and then, the truth will just belligerently blurt out. One of my favorite bloggers wrote about her passive aggressive … Continue reading

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