Thursday, November 19, 2009

Have you ever lost your cool?

Do you have someone in your family that you love more than anything that also can push your buttons more than anyone else?

Is it one of your children, your mother, your sister, or your husband?

Have you had one of those afternoons where it seems like one simple thing after another is pissing you off?

And then that "button pusher" of yours just sends you over the edge?

That is what happened to me today.

I love my hubby more than anything. He truly is a wonderful husband, partner, father, and friend, and I couldn't ask for anything more.

He is not good at giving me space when I am upset or have hit my limit of stress. Instead he pushes and pushes and follows me around until I break.

I do not like the uncontrollable anger and frustration I feel when I reach my breaking point. Usually after a few minutes alone and a good cry. I am good, just feel like crap for losing my cool. At least it has only happened a couple times ever and the last time was about 2 years ago but I still hate it!

I suppose a good, controlled cry more often would be better for me than holding it all in until I explode.

Now please tell me I am not alone. Everyone gets pushed over the edge once in awhile, right? right?


Brittany Ann said...

Oh, sister, you're not alone. I go over that edge far too often! Especially by wonderful, button-pushing husband!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Umm...fine. FINE. I lost my temper once in a..okay fine. You are not alone!!! Never!

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

I think that everyone looses it sometimes, I do.

Jillian said...

Oh you are so right, that happens to me a little too often!!

Helene said...

You are totally not alone! I lose my cool at least 5 times a day! And then after the kids are in bed and my hubby is downstairs watching tv, I sit in my bedroom and feel horrible about the day went.

But then the next day, the kids are right back to pushing my buttons.

We're only human and motherhood and marriage are probably two of the most challenging things I've ever experienced!

I'm a Mom!..? said...

So not alone... I feel like I live on the edge of my breaking point right now. It's worse when it's just been me and the kids for a while and I haven't had a break from them in a couple of weeks.... I've been known to park the kids in front of Elmo, go to the garage and slam my car doors to release frustration!!!