A few weeks ago I bought my Husband The Control Book by Peter Masters. It had great reviews on Amazon and I was feeling extra ballsy, so I bought it before I could think myself out of it.
Against all instinct and desire, I have not read it, not a single page. I gave it to my Husband and He has been reading it (on the sly – obviously, the kids can’t know about it!).
Here’s the deal… It is driving me CRAZY!! I know I have benefited greatly from this book, but I also know that He has picked up some things that are difficult for me to deal with. My Husband now will point out “control issues” when He sees that I’m trying to control something…or even trying to work something a certain way, or not communicating. Yeah, yeah…I’m aware that this is exactly where I need the most work, this is what I’ve asked for – all of that. I get it. I want to improve my patience and communication. I do. Really.
But holy cow, I want to know what this book says!! My Husband never said I couldn’t read it…I just thought it’d be better if I didn’t. I will not. My willpower is strong. And of course I’m very thankful that He reads, absorbs, and implements. We are on this path together and I
should be am tickled pink that He has embraced it.
Just between you and me, though- when Sir calls me out on this stuff, I kick myself just a little. 😉