Everyone gets to be bitchy and grumpy sometimes, yeah? Doesn't mean you don't want to shoot them, just means you choose not to as a good example to them when you don't want to get shot, later...
Who knows what's going on in another person's body? Some people get owly when they're in pain. Some when they're worried. Some when they have unfamiliar hormones... or thirst, or hunger, or feeling the loss of something...
I find one of the very best ways to deal with my grumpy man, when he's grumpy, is to offer him food. He often waits too long between feedings and by the time he's grumpy his brain isn't functioning, so if I make him something to eat, he becomes less grumpy AND we don't have an argument.
It probably only took 10 years of marriage to figure out that making a sandwich was less energy-wasting than a 2 hour argument.
at 12:48 PM on Jun. 2, 2009