The way we treat those closest to us is important. Our spouses, children and other family members usually experience the worst of our behaviour when we are feeling unwell or under pressure. One of the things I am most aware of at present in my life is how I take negative feelings from situations unassociated with my family out on them. Saying things I don’t mean and meaning things I don’t say.
It is important for all of us as we go through our lives to be honest with our loved ones and help them understand why we do some of the things we do to avoid confusion and damage our relationships with them.
Proverbs 14:17 The hotheaded do things they’ll later regret; the coldhearted get the cold shoulder.