Emotional Labor

There are many small examples of where the work I normally do must be lauded when transferred to my husband. It seems like a small annoyance, but its significance looms larger”  ~Gemma Hartley

Harper Bazaar: Emotional Labor by Gemma Hartley.              The unpaid job men still don’t understand.

This article really touches on an important and overlooked issue. An issue that if properly addressed instead of attacked, could really help relationships (those applicable) achieve more peace. The Author’s explanations and insight are on point, and I love that she does so with respect and understanding toward men (not to say she does so perfectly.) This is not about the character of men, It’s about women desperately needing and requesting a partnership with the men in their lives. Lets not make it a battle, and instead try to understand the needs of one another in their reality and not in ways that are self-serving and/or “easy.” Emotional labor is a very real and misunderdtood thing. Nag, Crazy, PMSing, bitchy, controlling, the famous hysterical, and more, are all words that women have been and are labeled with when they are simply no longer able to cope with doing too much on their own. Be her alley, try to understand, and work toward a true partnership, and I believe any good woman will do the same for you.

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Voices Hearing

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Who listens? Merely.
Who has time for a voice? Who will make it?

Who hears? Actually.
Who spends time wisely? Who will waste it?

“Expend yourself with those who believe in your voice, avoid those who stifle it.”

Full of Silence

The air is full of silence, yearning to hear a gentle breeze.

Can you see this soul full of fears and dreams, simply needing that burden to ease?

The sky is full of silence; winged creatures anxiously await dawn’s glare.

Can you hear this mind racing; lusting for an opportunity to share?

The earth is full of silence, life bustling beneath in quiet urgency.

Can you feel this heart thunderously beat, chaos availing what you cannot see?

This voice is full of silence, caught in a web of unspoken pain.

Can you understand the need; how loud the empty shrieks can reign?

~AbbieLu

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