She just sort of sat there, thinking to herself, “Did that really just happen?!” Wondering if that was all there really was; and why, after all this time, even arguments were still one-sided.

She asked him flat out, why he never talks to her, why there is absolutely no communication between them and why their relationship begins and ends in the bedroom; why is he satisfied with that, and why doesn’t he realize that she needs so much more.

He didn’t answer, but instead hung up the phone. They didn’t speak at all that night when he got home, and she slept on the sofa instead of in bed. The next morning he woke up and it was as if nothing ever happened. She could only assume that he’d already filed it away, in the suppression/denial section at the back of his brain.

She knew full well the subject would never be brought up again; and while she’d come to expect that as the norm, she no longer was willing to accept it.

©2011 Jill Terry

Published by jill

Riding the current of life's changing tides, while capturing my journey in images and words...

4 thoughts on “DEFINING MOMENT

  1. “..longer was willing to accept it.”

    Good. It appears she found her bottom line. Good for her. It is usually those ‘defining moments’ that spur us into action.

    Powerful words there Jill, and you always pick the perfect photo or artwork to match.

  2. Gotta simply agree with your delightful 4H compatriot above on this one…

    Onward and upward, my friend!
    You deserve WAY more.


  3. Thanks, zz…appreciate your thoughts as always 🙂

    This isn’t FB, E; nor is it a public diary. Please keep in mind that while I write about life, as seen through my eyes, it isn’t necessarily my life I’m writing about; and the she you refer to as me, could very well be inspired by your own wife, or any other woman in the world, or someone who doesn’t even exist. And that’s the wonderful thing about fiction and being a wordsmith, what you see is rarely what you actually get…

  4. I apologize, and am also extremely glad to know that it was a faux pas in interpretation on my part!

    I guess it’s a rather powerful testament to your writing skills, huh…

    On the bright side, now I don’t have to beat anybody up!

    Carry on.


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