Imagine yourself being treated with a choco lava cake!
Yes, I am made to feel exactly the same way as I am pondering hard to think about one of my partner’s qualities to boast of. He is tough outside, often at the extent of being misinterpreted, but soft at heart.
So, here I am.
I wouldn’t trade my partner’s volatile temper for anything in the world. It makes him super hot but yes, without that extra spice, he wouldn’t be he.
Yes! You heard it right!
If so, then why did I draw the parallel between a lava cake and my husband?
Like the cake he is hard and rough outside. His tongue lashing words at the slightest pretext, often become indigestible. It’s embarrassing and at times heart rending.
However, when that moment passes away, he really resembles the molten lava – soft, inside the cake. When the storm recedes I can see the clear picture. Moreover, he, too, apologises for his hurting words.
Being his partner is tough. Will I become a rider to the sea, mastering how to tame and overcome the furious waves?
I do remember how I have fought and argued with him on the onset of the journey (still continuing but less). Now, however, I have realised the futility of reacting when he gets angry. I have changed my outlook to deal with his mood swings. It’s better to keep my mouth shut (How I wish I could use fevistick to seal my lips!) than arguing with the turbulent weather.
Our journey has begun as ‘Taming of the Shrew’ with me completely ignorant and casual about managing a home! Not fully! But, yes to a greater extent! I would really thank this temperament which has made me a new me, full of confidence, ready to face challenges.
On the other side, my soft nature has definitely toned him down over the years. I have made him see the better side of life.
This single negative quality of my husband is thus a blessing in disguise. Our story, has now been transformed into ‘Taming of Anger’, an interesting piece surprising both of us everyday.