How it must have stung when Adam threw Eve under the bus blaming her for his actions. There had to have been trust issues on both sides. After all Eve's fashion sense left something to desired. Don't think Adam let her pick out his clothes again. Eve was could have been on guard to what Adam was going to blame her for next. Their perfect relationship was gone.
How the sibling rivalry had to cut through Eve's heart. Like us that have kids Eve may have been stricter on Cain than Able. She had no one that she could turn to for parenting tips. No best seller to read on parenting. She must have felt not only hurt, sadness, grief when Cain killed Able but also like a failure as a parent. Dysfunctional families are nothing new they start with Adam and Eve's family.
What fun satan must've had with Eve's self talk. He might have started with something like, "Adam was right it is your fault." Then added, "How stupid you were. Fig leaves?!?!" With a strong dose of, "Some mom you are. You failed big time."
Sad to say that I'm not much different than Eve. First of all I am a sinner too, just as guilty as she was. Second, I'm not the perfect wife. I never picked out a fig leaf for my husband to wear. Yet, I have let him dress how he wants much to the dismay of my two boys. Which leads to me not getting the Mom of the Century award either. Last of all, I to have succumb to the negative self talk attacks. The feeling of failure and that I can do nothing right has been a big part of my life. I'm thankful that is not how God sees me and He has showed me that those feelings are all wrong.
So am I like Eve? Yes. Thanks to Jesus, I don't have to remain like her.