Transparency….Unspoken

25 Apr

Sometimes I peg a post here as being Unspoken. Those things we don’t talk about. The hidden thoughts, the pictures that evoke emotion too deep for words. Today’s blog (ah, this A to Z Challenge is difficult…and deep sometimes) comes from an overheard conversation.

I won’t tell who the players were, only that I’m sad it was said.

“I feel guilty sometimes.” The pause was painful. “I don’t feel happiness in my marriage.”

There should have been a hesitation. Maybe if the words had been thought about they never would have been voiced. But in a rush they tumbled out, shocking speaker and listener alike. “I don’t understand. What does happiness have to do with marriage?”

Is everyone hiding a secret pain?

Picture taken from Wikimedia Commons. Tiago Lima photographer.

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2 Responses to “Transparency….Unspoken”

  1. mshatch April 26, 2013 at 7:28 am #

    How sad to believe that marriage and happiness don’t/can’t live together.

  2. Kathe W. April 27, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

    some people do hide their true feelings- out of guilt or shame or not wanting to share them. Interesting post. Have a pleasant weekend!

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