Sunday, July 6, 2014

Compersion

“I’ll be back before midnight,” you say.

A year ago, I would have checked my mental tally: My turn to go out.

Somewhere along the line, I gave up my need to own you. Instead, I help you pick out a shirt.


20 comments:

  1. Know this feeling. You guys should get a date night organised soon. Loved this very relatable take on the post!

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    1. I agree. It sounds like a date night should be organized very soon.

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  2. Interesting--and I learned a new word :)

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  3. Long term relationships are a wonderful study in human behavior. The mutations that happen along the way can be good or bad. I'm glad yours was good. :)

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  4. I actually read this and got the impression that you were talking about your children.

    Great piece though!

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    1. Compersion is sometimes likened to the joy a person feels when their child is in love. Thanks for your comment.

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  5. I thought it meant went out & came back a year later! I read again, realised, and could relate totally.

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  6. Love the detail of helping pick out a shirt! Great word, great concept.

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    1. I really like the word and concept too. I actually don't relate to it as much as I think I'd like to. (i.e. This blog post is not totally true.)

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  7. The "mental tally"--great--love how you compress so much meaning into this piece.

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  8. Wow I'm leaning a whole bunch of new things from the grid this week. Thank you for posting that link. I love the line, "I gave up the need to own you." There is lot of emotion in that little sentence!

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    1. Thanks for your comment! I thought that link had a lot of good things to say. It made me think.

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  9. Really nice 42, and I loved the article. Thanks for sharing. And I seem to be channeling a black shirt with white stripes for some reason.

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    1. Thanks. :)
      I'm curious how long ago you noticed.

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  10. This is excellent. And I agree, very relate-able.

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  11. I think that is the ultimate grown up vision of a relationship: It is not about keeping count. Enjoyed this one!

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  12. That was a very mature thought! I loved your idea to this week's prompt, the relationship was well explained in 42 words!

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  13. Love that you captured the moment I think most of us have experienced when we circumscribe our spouse's needs into our self-centered little orb of being. See? I didn't explain it well. You did, though!

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