Well it happened.
I was shut down. Again. In less than a week.
He really has no interest in what makes me, me.
Just that I jive with his rigid logic and fearful ways.
An adult, an attorney, I expected more. At least the courtesy of being heard. Then the debate, if necessary. A spirited discussion. Listening to the other. Not being swayed, just presenting the case. Debate in the true sense of the word. No animosity. Intelligent parlaying of ideas.
But that is not the way it is to be. If he doesn't want to hear it, doesn't believe in it, has no idea where I am coming from then ... poof ... don't say another word 'cause I am not listening.
Rude. Immature. Uncaring.
And this is someone who loves me? Swears up and down that I am the love of his life. Sa raison d'être. No way, José.
So I close my eyes. Roll to the far edge of the bed heart pounding loudly within my chest try to fall asleep. Not to brood. Dissipate his anger. His not-so-hidden rage.
Without an explanation, a decent one, this is the final blow. Perhaps the morning sun will shed some light on his tone. Maybe not. But I will quietly and calmly speak my peace ... then move.
Yikes. Shutting me out redux. No more. I want to be heard. Not agreed with. Just listened to.
Is this asking too much?