I have a bad habit of pushing Kitten when I know she's hiding her feelings from me. It started from wanting her to be open & honesty, but I don't think it's as healthy as I first imagined. How would you handle a situation like that with girl?
I struggle with this too. The thing is, sometimes our girls aren’t even SURE how they feel. Sometimes we know something is wrong before they do. So I try to ask, “What’s wrong?”
And, when she replies, “nothing.”
I say, “Well, I think something’s bothering you. Maybe you don’t know what it is yet—but when you do, I want you to tell me. I love you and it’s going to be okay.”
And then I just pretend to be okay not knowing even though I’m actually chewing my mind to pieces.
Hope that helps.
"Just like that baby, Daddy’s close."
Also on the chauvinist front
I just dropped girl off for an hour massage while I do the grocery shopping. So she’s not complaining.