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Passive-Aggressive Behavior is in the Details

Black news from Pasadena - Religion - Communication in marriageThe battle to manipulate a relationship comes in subtle forms and can be dubiously exercised by either and/or both partners. Subtle forms of manipulation may go unnoticed or it can the blatant. People usually choose methods standard to their gender. Women since childhood have found that crying or pouting often help them get their way. Little boys, on the other hand, learned using charm on his mother usually bailed him out of trouble and/or yielded rewards. Unfortunately, these fraudulent practices filtered into many marital relationships.

As adults, many females continue to manipulate with tears; however, now in cahoots with her femininity and flirtation. Men discover that his charm only works when the women involved is susceptible to his advances but as a back-up he has bullying and anger as a tool because most women rather yield than get him mad. Though manipulation is a practice that distracts from a nurturing relationship, it is not as deceptive and emotionally draining as passive aggressive behavior.

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I Am On A Roll So Don’t Rock My Boat

Have you ever had one of those weeks where everything went exactly as planned? Well, neither have I, except for last week. I do not know what was going on last week, all I know is everything went according to plan. My plan, that is. I was on a roll.

In a sense, that worries me. I am not accustomed to having my week work out according to my plans. Normally, if I can get 50% of my plans accomplished in a week, I am doing pretty good. Last week was one of those weeks, which may never repeat itself ever again, I am sorry to say. Or, am I sorry?

In contrast, the week before it was horrendous.

This week was different in every respect. I enjoyed this week, particularly the fact that I got all my "to-do-list" accomplished and by early Friday afternoon, I had nothing to do.

Nothing to do!

Then a thought wrestled my brain to the mat. What if the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage found out I had finished all my work and had nothing to do?

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