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Not My Gomez
2 months ago · · Relationships,
I have been with my husband for more than a decade. Our friends compare us to Gomez and Morticia - and I always did too.
Recently, I was telling him about a quote I heard about why people who have abandonment issues, like me, are drawn to villains over heroes: “A hero will sacrifice you for the world. A villain will sacrifice the world for you.”
I said, jokingly: “You would sacrifice me for the world, wouldn’t you?” He admitted he would. I wish I hadn’t said anything at all. It’s hard to explain why I felt hurt, but I did. And weirdly alone.
I said: “You know you can’t be Gomez in that case? He would burn the world for Morticia.” He just made a kind of “aww” sound and went about his day.
Again, I feel weirdly sad and hurt. I thought we were on the same page.