Yesterday I shared the response when I asked about the assumptions people make about singles and how to respond. Go ahead and read that post if you haven't yet and then come on back over.
Today it's time to hear from those who are married. Not being married myself, I had a few guesses about what people might say, thanks to countless observations and conversations with my married friends. Sure enough, those themes emerged. But like the response from singles, I was not expecting how much pain was still attached to these interactions.
Chances are these assumptions didn't happen the same day I asked about them. Yet calling those memories to mind, also called up the frustration and hurt. It's understandable and strengthens my resolve in furthering this discussion.
For whatever reason, many singles and marrieds are not communicating as well as they could be. As I mentioned yesterday, it's important to figure out ahead of time how to graciously respond when people make inaccurate assumptions about us. The only hope we have in correcting hurtful assumptions is by educating and then letting our lives speak for us.
Let's discuss the assumptions people make about married people and how we can respond.
The response on Storify:
I ask again: if you're married, what assumptions have people made about you? More importantly, how have you responded?