Conundrum…Explain my wife's behavior in social situations or not?
I am interested on others perspectives regarding the following conundrum. In the context of our ‘social integration’ building new friendships in our freshly ordained snowbird habitat…
I find myself sometimes in a very awkward spot of having to:
1. either explain my wife’s behavior (discretely to others) as being MCI induced emotional disturbances or
2. on the other hand just ignore it and allow the others exposed to that in a social situation to make their own interpretations of a) her being an unpleasant or angry person or b) us being a disharmonious and incompatible couple.
Either way negative outcomes are likely:
A. The recipient of that exposure or explanation may interpret that they need to steer clear of her or us
B. The recipient may be inspired to exercise interest and engagement as they see an opportunity to exhibit care and grace towards people in need
As I write this my ‘problem solver nature’ emerges with prospective solutions. However I’ll stay silent on those for now, and seek your words of wisdom. All👂‘s