Daily Archives: July 19, 2012

SERIES: 31 Reasons The Hubs and I Have Lasted 17 Years, #19

#19: We learned the hard way not to fight in cars.  

As I’ve mentioned in other posts in this series, early on in our relationship I pushed buttons.  Because that’s what a professional fighter does.  You push buttons until you get the reaction you want.  I wanted a rise, so I kept pushing until I got a rise.  One day in 1996, I did just that in our Pontiac Grand Prix as we were driving around Charlotte, NC.  The hubs warned me to stop, to back off.  I took that to mean he was pretty close to blowing up and, since I had never seen that happen before, I kept going and hoped for “a show”.  Be careful what you wish for!  When he blew his stack, he slammed his fist into the top of the dashboard and, I kid you not, it shattered all over the both of us.

That scared him just as much as it did me.  We both knew we were in the wrong.  He pulled the car over, checked me for cuts and then pulled me in his arms.  We both apologized.

When I read the hubs my list of 31 reasons last month, I wondered how he’d react to me putting this one in, if he’d ask me to leave it out.  He shook his head when I read it and said, “That was some day, huh?  That’s a lesson we learned and it needs to be passed on to others.”

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