But, how do we relate to our spouses when they seem so unreasonable? A deep breath can be a good start. Remembering that their very presence in your life is a great gift can also help.
The problem is that we may not perceive each other as quite the gift during those moments. "I need this?", you may wonder.
Ah. Such is life. But, the week-end is coming and with it, for most people, is more time spent at home together. Hopefully, you have been working on discussing what you each need from one another. By being generous with your mutual devotion, the two of you can heal a lot of the rifts that separate you.
But, there will always be certain traits that will always annoy you. So, what do you do to cope?
Focus on changing what you can so that you are less annoying to your spouse. Beyond that, patience and planning are required. See if you can avoid the crunch situations that always bring out our grumpy sides. Or, perhaps plan more in advance for them.
Otherwise, you may hear yourself being described the way my wife one described me. She said, "You're a good egg; just a little hard boiled."
Have a great weekend.