Top 10 Posts of 2016: #7 Dear Husband: I'm Not the Person You Married

by Parent Co. December 28, 2016

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Dear Husband: I'm Not the Person You Married

by Laura Birks

Dear Husband,

I am sorry.

I'm sorry that you've been neglected for the last four-and-a-half years. I'm sorry that your needs are secondary. I assure you, you are still one of my top priorities – you just aren’t on the top of the list anymore.

I know that you have needs, wants, dreams, and desires. When I tell you that I want to be the one you lean on, I mean it. I know you are tired of my excuses of being tired, having a headache, or am already snoring when you snuggle up next to me. Trust me, I wish I had the energy I had five years ago. Hell, I wish I had the energy I had two weeks ago when I washed, folded, and actually put away all 10 loads of laundry. Of course, you didn’t see that because I was letting you get some much needed sleep.

I know that some days it feels like we have a business partnership. And you're right. Some days – even weeks – feel that way. Know that I want better for our marriage, for us. Because together, we are damn good.

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