Believing the Best About Your Spouse

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I leave wet towels where they don’t belong. I leave a loaf of bread on the counter. I leave the cupboard doors open.

I have an excuse, of course: I am mentally preoccupied. As my wife, Sarah, says, “He is always thinking.” Sometimes I stun myself by what I do or don’t do.

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Now don’t get me wrong. I am not a pig. But I am married to Sarah, who is the epitome of neatness and cleanliness, and I flunk by her standards. She is not a perfectionist, but she is logical. Why leave a towel on the bed when a rack is in the bathroom waiting for the towel? Why leave a cupboard door open when the hinge functions both ways? Over the years I have made a conscious effort to curb this tendency.

Fortunately for me, Sarah has not concluded that I am out to irritate her. And though she has reminded me thousands of times to put things away, she has never said, “If you really love me, you would listen to me.” She knows I am thinking of other things and am on autopilot as I come and go.

Sarah is able to see me in a positive light because she has decided to trust in my good intentions toward her and our marriage. She has chosen to see me as a good-willed spouse.

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