Originally Posted by loren
You're comparing a reasonable request with an unreasonable one.
This is a very good illustration of my point about right fighting. Why is HER interpretation of reasonable more important than his? This is the crux of every marital right fight that there has ever been. Why does she have more right to be sensitive about a word than he has the right to express himself as he sees fit?
She has a right to decide to be easily offended. I submit that it would be in *her best interest*, in whatever relationship she chooses, this or another, to be less sensitive, to allow for the difference of opinion on simple matters and fight the Big Stuff with limits.
This was one of the best pieces of marital advice I have ever received. I attempt to pass it on.