Monday, November 14, 2011

Catching Up and a Question for Discusssion

Looks like time got away from me again.  I have a feeling that will be the case for the next 18 months, until I finish school.  But honestly, I would rather be overwhelmingly busy right here in the center of God's will for me than living a life of leisure anywhere else.  Oh wait.  I am the single mom of three teenagers and a 10-year-old.  I wouldn't be living a life of leisure even if I weren't in school.  :-)

I am coming up on the fifth anniversary of "D-Day," the disclosure-day when my then-husband's affair came to light.  For some reason, I get a little "scattered" each year as that day approaches.  Fortunately, each year it impacts me a little less.  This year, I am more self-aware than in the past, so I am able to recognize the source of my ditziness and work at maintaining my balance.  At any rate, your prayers this coming Sunday will be  especially appreciated, as the Sunday before Thanksgiving is my D-Day anniversary.

I am going to totally deviate from the topics of school and my life as a divorced mom to ask a question, and I would love to hear your thoughts on this, so please respond here or on the link on my Facebook page! 

The question is this:  Why do so many men feel that it is disrespectful for a woman to question their opinion in any way?  Maybe I should first ask, is this the norm for most men, or have I just had the rare misfortune of encountering multiple men who believe that respect means never disagreeing?  This is how my ex-husband interpreted any opinion of mine that differed from his, and over the past few years, I have seen this same attitude in several other men, and heard about it from other women who have observed it in men they know.  So let's discuss this, and maybe we will all learn something.

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