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How Can I Still Hear Him Snoring? - I Do Every Day - March 14, 2020

  • 2020 Mar 14

How Can I Still Hear Him Snoring?
By Judy Burrows

I broke my pelvis during a recent fall. It was painful to even move my left leg, so finding a comfortable position was a challenge. At night, I had to sleep on our sofa.

But on the second night of my living-room solitude, I was awakened by a loud snore.

I couldn’t believe it. My husband’s snoring has kept me awake many, many nights. (I’ve complained about it for years.) But he was in our bedroom. How could I still hear him?

I soon realized … I couldn’t.

It was me. I snored loud enough to wake myself up!

Apparently, I can snore just as loudly as he can given the right circumstances. After all of those years complaining, there was no one to blame except myself.

This was humbling to admit. I felt guilty for getting mad at him for doing something he had no control over.

It made me realize: I can easily share the same faults I see in others.

That slip on my driveway was painful, but it taught me a valuable lesson.

My broken bone will mend. Hopefully my broken pride won’t.

Your spouse will never be perfect. Read more on “Giving Your Spouse the Freedom to Fail.”

The good stuff: Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. (Romans 2:1)

Action points: What could you be criticizing your spouse for that you might be doing as well? Have you asked your spouse about any blind spots you are unaware of?

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