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Old 04-24-2017, 09:55 AM
Machine Elf Machine Elf is offline
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Originally Posted by Enola Gay View Post
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!
I try to check my frustration by reminding myself that I should work to tolerate my wife's annoying traits, because she is tolerating my own annoying traits. Our annoying traits are generally invisible to ourselves, but our partners see them quite clearly.

As suggested upthread, I also think of how empty my life would be without her - and also that if I had married someone else instead, I would be putting up with a different set of annoying traits right now.