My DH whines and moans about his job DAILY. It's not in his field, it pays horribly, there's no room for advancement, it's hard physical labor, he hates most of his colleagues, etc. ALL of those points are true and valid and worthy of complaint.
I listen. EVERY day. I sympathize. I offer suggestions. I offer encouragement. He's always saying he should look for somethinhg different, but when I find a bunch of jobs for him to apply for, he chooses not to bother applying. So...it's frustrating...
Fast forward to today. I had a BAD week on my business trip last week and today at work, was a continuation of that. All in all a BAD day. So, he comes home from work, I go out to talk and tell him about my bad day and what has upset me.
And what does he do as he's listening to me?
He SMILES. And he CHUCKLES. And he SMIRKS.
Seriously!?!?! You can't just LISTEN and EMPATHIZE with ME for once?!
So, I'm spitting mad. I'm not talking to him. I'm eating in my office and completely avoiding him because between HIS reaction and my already crap day I KNOW I won't be the 'nice' mom right now and it's better to be alone.
I'm probably overreacting, but I don't care.