Let Him Vent

May 24, 2011

in the generous life

I received this tip idea from a generous wife (thanks, Tonya!) and thought I would pass it on to y’all.  She was thoughtful, flexible and caring.  Way to go.

Last evening my husband had a stressful couple of hours … he came home pretty tightly wound.  About 2am my husband got up not able to sleep because his mind kept wandering back to the [evening].  So… at 2am I just let him talk.  We talked about the [events] and a few other things, listened to the storm outside and before I knew it he was snoring.

My point is this… yeah I could have complained about him waking me but it didn’t hurt me to just “have a chat” with him at 2am and let him relieve some pressure.  Sometimes we are more inconvenienced by them then we should be and a little chat in the middle of the night is just what the Dr. ordered.

There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear. Frank Tyger

Be generous!  Lori <><

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Shelly May 24, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I have let him vent many times and he has listened to me as well. Thankful I have someone to vent with. :-)


Tiffany Godfrey May 24, 2011 at 5:24 pm

I agree with that statement. Our inconvenience can lead the way to a breakthrough in our marriages. It’s so easy for us as women to complain that our husbands don’t talk. But the question is, “Do we have an ear available when they finally do?”

Whether it’s 2 am, 6 am, 12 pm, or 5pm, it’s worth being available to our husbands.

Tiffany, The Committed Wife


Seaweedandraine May 25, 2011 at 12:51 am

For starters – they are talking. Something a lot of men find difficult. If they start talking, listen! :) Regardless of the time of night. I have done this on several occasions too – and we were both better off for it.


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