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Old 04-23-2017, 10:04 AM
Hari Seldon Hari Seldon is offline
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Originally Posted by Enola Gay View Post
My husband has some habits that annoy the shit out of me. For example, he is a very noisy eater & is always talking with his mouth full. He also tells the same stories over and over again & leaves his crap all over the house (I like everything neat & am constantly cleaning up). I've tried to get him to change these habits, but they are just too deeply ingrained and at his age, I have to learn to live with them. I am sure I have very annoying habits too, but he is very laid back and nothing seems to bother him. He is truly a great guy, so the decent thing to do would be to learn to just chill and accept them.

Please give me strategies to cope. I'm sure anyone who has been married for a long time has dealt with this so please share your wisdom!
Your spouse sounds like me. Especially the part of messiness. My wife just sucks it up, thank heavens. But she also has some habits that annoy me and I try to just not mention them. I tried just now to think of one, but I have so thoroughly suppressed them that I cannot. We have been married for 53 years, so I guess it works.