Noticing Changes - Would You? *** It might be fiction or not; this "everyday" story reminds that in a balanced relationship, both parties are expected to contribute to its growth. ** My husband and I, married 13 years, were dressing for a party. I’d spent all day getting a haircut and permanent, then as we were leaving, we met in the hall and he said nothing. I complained that he had not even noticed my hair. "You used to pay attention to every little thing, and now you don’t notice anything! You take me for granted!" My husband stood there rubbing his face as he let me rant and rave. Then it hit me: He’d shaved off his six-month-old beard. **** Link: