Extra Virgin :: It's Not About The Nail

A couple months ago, Logan showed me this short film by Jason Headley ::

When I first saw it, I had two simultaneous and opposite reactions. I laughed out loud and I felt very, very defensive. I have had so many conversations like this in my marriage and I didn’t like to be portrayed as a woman with a nail sticking out of her head, complaining about the pain and not accepting any help.

In the end, though, I really love this video because it got me to see things from a different perspective. If you’re in conflict with someone else, it’s easy to entrench yourself in your own position and to see the other person as ignorant or unkind. But this simple film helped me to understand what Logan must be feeling in a conversation like that and to possibly take a step out of my own trench and toward my husband.

Plus, it made me laugh. That video is dang funny.

What do you think? Is this a recurring argument in your relationship? How did you feel when you watched the video? What are your thoughts on offering solutions vs. showing compassion?

Posted by Aanna on Monday, March 21st, 2016

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