Friday, July 25, 2014

MISOPHONIA

Now that's a word that was totally new to me.  But it did bring this Awkward Widow some memories of Mr. Ralph and living with another.  Hopefully most people have had some irritating things about their spouse or significant other!!

These are usually small things in the scheme or life, but occasionally become a HOT topic in the midst of life.  Or a quiet moment.  When he chews his ice.  Crunch.  CRUNCH.  CRUNCH.  How can it be that loud (and remember, I didn't have hearing aids then ...)  I imagine it was the same for him when I'd have my potato chips in the evening while watching TV or a movie.  CRUNCH!

Just so you know  We had a really, really great relationship, but it wasn't always perfect.  In fact, rarely was it perfect.

In fact, I got the best compliment yesterday from our friend Beth.  We met her through another friend, we loaned her our Maui cottage, she had us over for dinner and to meet her new beau.  She recently married this wonderful man.  At lunch she said she so admired our 29 year relationship ... from what she could see.  That was her goal if she should ever marry.  And that's when she knew David was the "right" one for her.  Because he reminded her of Mr. Ralph.

But I don't think she knew about how he made a big loud harumph after he sneezed.  Every. Single. Time.

6 comments:

  1. That's a new word to me, too, but I think can all claim it in our (healthy and good) relationships. It's another one of those first world problems, isn't it.

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    1. I bet it is common in ALL relationships. Starting with the cavemen!

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  2. LOL Those little things can drive us crazy. My husband is more tolerant than I am, but I'm more perfect than he is. :)

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    1. I bet YOU are the more tolerant one. We always are!!!

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  3. I just wanted to say: I love, love, LOVED this post. It reminds me of our conversations over wine, on the couch, in Maui (with a straw, of course!). Plus I'm a dictionary reader, so if you include a definition, I'm an easy mark.

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    1. I love the dictionary! Any word can start a blog .....

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