Since then, I've assumed that nausea meant hunger. Since then I've also been pregnant or nursing six+ out of the eight years.
The problem with that assumption is that it is sometimes wrong. I find myself starving hunger and feeding nausea. Especially at times like the present when children all around me are puking. If I wake to a pain in my stomach I'm pretty leery of putting much on it. So much so that I grow increasingly nauseated. And weak. And shaky. And generally all those hypoglycemic type issues that so closely mirror a stomach flu.
And have you tried saltines and Sprite lately? The combo, by itself, makes me nauseated. Whether I'm sick or not.
BTW, I've decided that I'm not sick. This after starving myself for 24 hours. I decided I just needed some food.
Are you ready for the classy segue? Here it is:
I think that, as couples, we do the same thing. All too often we treat what we think our spouse is saying/feeling/needing as we would like to be treated instead of remembering that they are not the same gender as we are. We are feeding nausea and starving hunger. And where does that leave us? Weak and feeling generally crappy.
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Despite the second title in this series (For Men Only), I even did a spot check on it. Yup, they pretty much say it like it is. And I am so grateful that my husband knows so much of this already. I've been a patient teacher and he has been a loyal learner. Meanwhile, I'm glad for the refresher course on how to deal with him and all his maleness. Time to stroke the ego a little instead of assuming he knows I appreciate how hard he works.
No sense starving hunger when I could feed it and make both of us happy.