Often those who are closest to us we offend easily ~ that's because they are close to us and we take them for granted. It's good to share our feelings and opinions openly with each other, but we can easily forget that the other person, most often the spouse, is a person with feelings too. It's usually the way how things are said that's at fault. We do much better with others not so close to us. It's a big realization for me that I must let charity start at home before loving others outside of my home.