Jabir al-Omri: Minding the Gap in Marriage

Blogger’s note: Today, Jabir al-Omri, Alex’s husband, has today’s post as he gives some insight into things going on before the beginning of Uncommon Vengeance. Find out what’s on his mind because he thinks a lot. A whole lot.

It’s hard to put into a short narrative everything that’s happened in over three years. But I guess I can try. First off, being married to Alex has been one of the best things that’s ever happened to me. Yes, she can be a handful, but she acts when I think too much, and when she’s upset or worried, I calm her down. I guess you could say we balance each other out. We make a good team, both as Unit 28 contractors and as husband and wife.

But lately, something’s been off in our marriage. I’d say overall, at least on the surface, we’re doing well. When the pandemic hit, we formed a “cell” with Sadie and Isa, two of our friends, and Alex’s parents and sibs. During that time, we were each other’s best friends.

I don’t know. Maybe that’s when things started. And it takes some really hard looking and hard thinking to see it.

I guess Alex became more like a “yes woman” in that she now seems to agree to everything I say. Like usually, when we were friends and then first married, we’d have these great debates. Sometimes they got heated, but she’d speak her mind. Always. And she didn’t mind stepping on anyone’s toes to do so. It’s what made her such a great field agent when we were both with Unit 28 years ago. And it’s what’s made her so good at co-owning her construction business with her sister-in-law, Diana.

But between the two of us? I don’t know. It’s hard to put my finger on it. I guess I feel like my role as a husband is to look out for her. But that doesn’t mean she has to agree with everything I say. And it’s like we’ve stopped communicating.

I think both of us wanting a child and not having it happened has also contributed to that. I don’t know. Maybe I’m overthinking it. I feel that gap growing between us. And in Uncommon Vengeance, you’ll find out what happens to us.

I don’t know what to do. I miss the old Alex who would debate with me, even argue. Now it seems that she’s not interested in keeping our marriage vibrant and rich. #UncommonVengenace #Unit28Series #AmReading #Suspense Click To Tweet
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