Shhh! Be quiet! Don’t make any
Take great care in what you say
or do! Never can tell when the other person will blow!
“Walking on eggshells” is an
interesting adaptation, or strategy, for living life in a marriage
because eggshells usually contain eggs inside and eggs are pregnant
If you walk on eggshells, the
eggshells don’t break and the eggs are protected.
If you crack the eggshells, the
will eggshells break and now the eggs become “vulnerable”.
Protected eggs permit nothing to
come in or go out.
However, “vulnerable” eggs may be
likened to that of a semi-permeable membrane and can permit a
two-way or mutual exchange of… vulnerabilities!
Like, “what goes up must come
So, too, with “vulnerable” eggs,
what goes in, must come out!
Protected eggs need continued
vigilance to guard against any unforeseen event which might crack
Heaven forbid the eggshells
should crack, since we all know how messy, and even how rotten,
cracked eggs can sometimes be!
Then again, by practicing
diligent “walking on eggshells”, a partner learns to believe they
can actually control the behavior of the other partner and thereby
orchestrate a desired result.
Don’t rock the boat, the boat
Rock the boat and the boat
Who knows what might happen.
Maybe a disastrous explosion!
Maybe a marriage that rocks!
“Walking on eggshells”,
inadvertently, trains one partner to become increasingly artful in
dodging anticipated bullets from the other.
The “artful dodger” is a master at
trickery, deceit and sleight of hand, foot or mouth!
Manipulation in deliberately
suppressing the natural flow of things in the relationship prevent
discovering what other options may be available or even possible.
Consequently, in this scenario, the
eggshell walker dances in the void, commits to “a-void-dance”, and is
left forever wondering when, if ever, he or she will partake of those
requisite emotional nutriments that fill one full.
For only those who dare to crack all
eggshells will ever be permitted to break their self-imposed fast and
nourish themselves to their hearts content.
All others wishing to emotionally
starve are duly forewarned to never relax their vigil, and are eternally
advised, for as long as possible, to keep “walking on eggshells”!
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