Emotional Distance and Overcoming the Reflexive “No”

This evening, my husband texted me about wanting to go to the memorial services of one of his closest friend’s dad. The services are being held in a small mountain town about 4 hours north of Albuquerque. The drive is beautiful and the emotional support for his friend, as well as his own closure, will be a positive experience for everyone. His initial inclination was not to go due to preexisting commitments; however, he changed his mind and asked me to help out by driving him to the services (which means participating in the event myself).

My immediate response was “no”. Before everyone thinks I am a horrible person and a worse husband, let me make my case. Read More »