I think my cat has taught me a valuable lesson here lately. Tonight when I got home from a long day, she climbed in my lap and snuggled with me. I didn't have to ask her to do that. There weren't any long dramatic arguments with her to explain to her my needs, like there were on a regular basis with AM. And, it's really even quite possible that my cat wanted the affection like I did. So, the moral of this story is: If a truth is simple enough that my cat gets it, then I should be able to expect a rationale, reasoning human being to get it without me having to beg and plead for understanding.
If you're tempted to offer me sympathy, don't. I really don't need it. I'm just realizing how skewed I let the truth get in order to keep peace with one person. God, I hope I never do that again!