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A woman has turned to Reddit to seek advice on a recent issue she experienced in her marriage.
The 30-year-old woman, who has been married to her high school sweetheart for a year, revealed that her husband recently told her that he gets uncomfortable around her at times, as she explains:
“I’ve known my husband since high school. Been married a year now and today he tells me that he gets uncomfortable when I burp. When it’s just us. I’m not a slob. I quietly burp and cover myself when in public, but my husband is my safe space, and felt like I could be myself and not worry about being judged or feeling uncomfortable.”
According to Psych Central, engaging in novel and exciting activities together, such as trying new hobbies or going on adventurous outings, can help maintain the romantic spark in a marriage. Additionally, Marriage.com recommends regularly expressing appreciation and affection toward your partner, as well as engaging in open communication and active listening, to nurture and sustain romance in a marriage.
Her husband's confession has made her question whether she can truly be her authentic self in their relationship:
“He says that I’m too comfortable around him. But aren’t I supposed to feel comfortable around him? I understand he feels uncomfortable, but I also can’t help but feel hurt at the fact that it feels like I can’t be my true self with him… I do say excuse me.”
While understanding her husband's discomfort, the woman couldn't help but feel hurt by his words:
“It’s in my nature to be polite, but of course, I’ve known this man for a long time and am now married to him… Am I wrong for burping in front of my husband?”
What do you think?
Is the author in the right to burp and pass gas in front of her husband, since he’s her safe space and this is just normal human bodily functions?
Or is the author in the wrong to be so crass and rude in front of one’s partner, and to do what she’s doing removes the romance from their marriage?
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