Today’s post is about compartementalization, something I am not good at. It seems to primarily be a male trait. My boyfriend is exceptionally good at it. He and I got into a row because of it last week.
You see he didn’t text me all day. My goodness it seems trivial when I write it down but it was 2 days after having been punted from work and more than anything, I held onto small reassurances such as his texts. So when I didn’t get a text till the end of the day from him I was pissed.
He had simply compartementalized while at work. All perfectly logical. I was still hurt he hadn’t taken 30 seconds out of his busy day to check in with me. So we had a fight and I spent a horrible night tossing and turning, unable to sleep or eat the following morning until we could talk. Analyzing everything that had been said and not said. Seems to be a woman’s trait to go over every detail in such a fashion.
The same pattern repeats itself every time we have a falling out, I obsess, he compartementalizes. Doesn’t seem right does it?