Moods

Responds to Moods:        Them: Yes ___ No ___

Being aware of other’s moods probably stems from growing up in a home where it was necessary to take the temperature of the room before one entered.

Yet, I believe it is a great trait to possess. I am able to avoid being the instigator of arguments when I know the difference between your mate being tired, in a bad mood, or simply being reflective.

Men and women have such different moods. We rarely understand what the other is experiencing and most find it too challenging to stay abreast with the mood swings. And yes, guys have them too! It’s okay to admit that you don’t understand, but it’s important not to challenge your partner just because you don’t..

When you walk into the house after two hours of grueling traffic and your mate abounds with enthusiasm because of their great day, do you let your fatigue ruin their experience? Or do you buck up to the challenge and let their enthusiasm shine a new perspective on your day?

One of the most stress dissolving activities that I like to indulge in is lighting every candle I have, lying on the couch, drinking a great glass of wine and reading a wonderful novel, preferably fiction.

When you walk into the house after two hours of grueling traffic and your mate abounds with enthusiasm because of their great day, do you let your fatigue ruin their experience? Or do you buck up to the challenge and let their enthusiasm shine a new perspective on your day?

One of the most stress dissolving activities that I like to indulge in is lighting every candle I have, lying on the couch, drinking a great glass of wine and reading a wonderful novel, preferably fiction.

 

 

Moods

Sense Other’s Moods:     Them: Yes ___ No ___

One of the first men I dated after my first marriage had a great personality and was a lot of fun to be with. I was consumed with feelings of inadequacy. I’m sure the projection of my fears was so great that I pushed him away. Imagine trying to enjoy someone who is controlled by an underlying fear, while trying to pretend that everything is all right. Eventually he began to fulfill my greatest fear because the relationship became drudgery, too much so for either of us.

I don’t know if it would have lasted any longer if I had not projected the fear. I do think it would have had a better chance of being a worthwhile relationship if I had acted as though I understood it was based on an equal level of desirability.