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It’s Not About the Nail

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Throughout the years, my husband and I have repeated versions of this scene over and over. I would endeavor to explain how I felt about some issue, the anger, the pain, the disappointment. And Eddie, being a very linear thinker, would assume, falsely, that I wanted a solution when in fact what I wanted was just for him to listen. To empathize. To feel my heart. To allow me to explore how I felt. Why I felt it. And just to sort out all the emotions as I talked through it. For me, the process allowed me to clarify my feelings and decide how to respond.

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