My fiance turned in his two week notice at work yesterday. His boss asked him why he wanted to quit, and he said, “Don’t get me wrong, I love my job. I love what I do, but I’m a sensitive guy and you’re pretty harsh. I don’t think we can have a healthy relationship.”
His boss was shocked and told him he was brilliant. He asked him to stay, and promised to double his pay in the next few months. I think it was the first time anyone of his employees had talked to him like that.
My fiance’s come a long way in the past 8 years we’ve been together. In the beginning, he didn’t really know how to communicate. If he didn’t like something, he’d shut down immediately; sometimes for weeks. With certain people, his grudges would last for years, even. But in the past few years, thanks to my guidance and (possibly irritating) persistence, he’s learned to open up and voice his concerns in a healthy manner. I’m proud of my man.