Have you ever been around 2 people who pick at each other?
You know the drill, snapping comments and rolling of eyes and under-the-breath snide remarks that make everyone around them uncomfortable. It is most prevalent, I think, in marriage but it also shows up with adult siblings, adult children and parents and even friendships.
This is a pet peeve of mine.
How many of you realize when you have a pet peeve it’s probably because you have a tendency to do that very thing?
I think at some point in every relationship, those things that annoy us about the another person will either become traits of endearment…you know, things we accept in the context of who that person is. Things we laugh about and embrace as a part of the whole person.
Or they will become so irritating that they drive a wedge in the relationship. Becoming pointy cynical issues that turn us into petty people.
I have to prayerfully keep myself in check. I notice the most scant of details and I tend to be quick to get annoyed. But in my relationships I’m determined to be open to the whole person and to love with my whole heart.