The scene is a couple driving in the car on the way to dinner:
Silence for several minutes.
A few more minutes of silence passed, “I know something is wrong. What’s going on?”
“Nothing! Jeez, what am I doing?”
“That’s just it! You’re not doing or saying anything, and now you’re biting my head off.”
“I’m just driving.”
“How can I help you if you don’t tell me what’s wrong?”
“I’m not asking for your help, and you’re making things worse by trying to push your help onto me!”
In married life we can easily misread and overstep our bounds with each other. Even when this is under the umbrella of trying to help – we overreach when we attempt to help when help isn’t wanted.
But … helping is a good thing.
We are often taught to look out for others. Or to serve one another.
So how can helping be a bad thing? [Read more…] about Helping When Help Isn’t Really Wanted