Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Being Nice: A BLOW OFF experiment

It's true that most of us are nicer to acquaintances, strangers, co-workers, etc than we are to the people we're closest to: spouses, family members, close friends.  I am definitely guilty of this.  I consider myself a pleasant, sweet, nice person-- I always hold doors open for people and say thank you when they do the same for me-- BUT I definitely have a bitchy side.  I can be irritable.  I can shut down when something pisses me off.  I can be passive aggressive.  Or just aggressive.  For no reason at all.  And unfortunately, I think the H-bomb sees this side to my personality more than any other person.

Obvi, it's a two-way street.  There are times when my pissiness is totally justified.  But there are also times when it's definitely not.  And for the last few weeks, I feel like my bitchy streak has taken over a bit (to be fair, I was on my period for one of those weeks.)  SO: for the next thirty days, I'm going to make a concerted effort to be nice.  You might be thinking I'm a terrible, high maintenance, partner if I need to make a conscious effort to be nicer-- but I swear, when you've been with someone for awhile it can be easy to stop going out of your way to be kind.  But that all ends today.  For the next thirty days, I'm going to be my best self in my relationship and see if it really makes a difference.  Oprah would be so freaking proud.  I'll keep you guys posted on my progress week to week.  And if my other posts start getting nastier and bitchier, well-- I'm sorry, but I had to channel that energy somewhere you fucking assholes.


1 comment:

  1. I can definitely relate to this!! Good to hear im not alone. Im generally a really sweet nice person, but my closest loved ones see my cranky/pissy/bitchy side and I too at times have to stop from getting caught up in life and not take it out on those who love me most, especially since they put up with it at times and love me anyway!