Me gently trying to adress something that's eating at me==> Him copping an immediate defensive attitude despite my assurence that I love him and I'm not attacking him as a person==> Him trying to walk away from me while I'm talking to him==>
Me getting angry that he doesn't care about resolving something that's hurting me, that he's more content with me suffering in silence==>Him doing the passive-aggressive I'm-physically-here-because-you're-making-me-but-I'm-going-to-slump-in-my-seat-while-delivering-mono-sylabic-psuedo-placating-answers-routine, like a child of 10==>
Me bordering on giving it another try or throwing my engagement ring at his face and driving out to my sister's for ever and ever==>Him laughing sarcastically and claiming that he doesn't understand what I want from him, that he "can't win for losing"==> Me telling him it's not a contest, and I've told him EXACTLY what I need from him, if he'd only stop pretending I'm speaking some exotic female language and try thinking about it before *enter grievence here*==>
Him pointing out that *I* commit this particular thing ALL THE TIME, and then proceeding to point out anything else under the sun that I may do==> Me, asking for a for-instance==> Him saying he doesn't "write them down" like I must (being a woman and all)==>Me suggesting we adress my miriad of wrong-doing after he stops ignoring my specific problem and helps resolve it==>
Him yelling something cruel at the top of his lungs and acting as though I'm ruining his entire life==>Me, screaming back, grabbing my keys and going for a drive==>Him going to bed==>Me returning from my drive and going to bed in silent anger==>Him rolling over and half-jokingly asking if I still love him==>Me: "Yes"==>Him, cutely: "No you don't"==>Me, half-jokingly "Nah, not really"==>Him appologizing==> Me: "Okay" ==>Him, aking if I forgive him for snapping==>Me pausing for a second before saying yes==>Him, doting on me for a while before going to sleep==>Me letting him until I finally fall asleep, still pissed==>Him appologizing a dozen more times throughout the next day, while the original problem still remains unsolved.