So often when we talk about relationships and marriages failing we speak about the things that were said that hurt us. Cruel remarks and punishing words. We repeat them to our friends and sometimes, our families when we go through the play by play of our marriage’s destruction as if it’s not our lives really, but a movie we’re recounting.
We recall the time our ex’s called us stupid or something bad. When our ex said he or she hated us, didn’t love us, didn’t care if we didn’t love him or her, or announced the relationship over or responding to our announcement perhaps. We reenact the emotions, timber of voice and dramatic tensions when we detail our final intimate conversations with our ex. The narration of our marital demise becomes theater.
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