So things were better last night. I didn’t sleep alone. As soon as we got in the car the air cleared. Rudi drove directly to his parent’s house so I went with him to dinner. I didn’t pretend everything is OK, but I didn’t say or do anything that implied things weren’t.
This morning in the car however things went pear shaped again. We were chatting about general stuff and Rudi mentioned their weekend fishing trip that is scheduled for the end of the month. I said I was not going and Rudi flipped his lid saying I was ‘starting again’ and that he expected me to talk things out with Boring Person and that he thinks I’m being childish by not agreeing to do so.
So I mulled it over and decided that I would be mature about it. I sent him a SMS after arriving at work today and told him to call Boring Person to set up drinks on Friday night so that we could talk. He hasn’t replied to this SMS, but I’ve put the ball in his court. I will listen to Boring Person’s reasoning and then make clear to him how I feel about things. I will also make it clear to him that he is not to disrespect me or our relationship again if he wants us to be friends. I don’t think that is unreasonable. I hope this will appease Rudi and show him I am willing to make and effort.
We went for our walk last night and for a change I didn’t nearly drop dead. I did, however, wear the wrong kind of shoes and the balls of my feet still hurt. I won’t make THAT mistake again! While we were walking we had some time to talk. Rudi still does not want to go for counselling. I have no idea how to convince him otherwise. He still feels like there are not any problems in our marriage. Of course I disagree and feel that counselling can only do some good. He reckons that we would have to go for counselling only if we were fighting every night and had trouble making things right. I asked him if he would consider going for counselling if I went first. I asked him if he would go if my counsellor would like to see him. He still said no, saying it was a waste of money.
So. I am going to make a concerted effort and do what I can from my side. I’m going to be a grown up about it and suck it up. Lead by example.
I can only work on myself and make myself better. Rudi will hopefully see the effort that I make and appreciate it for what it is.