Sustaining respect during the course of a relationship takes effort. We are all human, and if someone begins to treat us negatively, inconsiderately, and disrespectfully, we often tend to respond in kind. The pattern of mutual disrespect actually feeds on itself. The more one partner is rude and inconsiderate, the more likely it is the other spouse or partner will behave in similar ways. … More Respect: A key to successful relationship
Relationships can be a roller coaster anyway, regardless of the love but if we’re all being true to ourselves and each other, every roller coaster situation isn’t supposed to pull us apart. It’s supposed to bring us stronger together. So once in a while, depending on the time and mood, don’t be afraid to address those situations. It’s toward building a healthy and lasting relationship anyways. … More Why men pull away
As simple as marriage was designed to be, there are lots of issues we encounter along the way that makes us wonder if we made the right choice or if we can live with our choices for the rest of our lives. This is why it is important from time to time to encourage ourselves as married people on managing some of these expectations or dealing better with challenges we face. One major culprit of marital conflict is financial challenges. Just like any other challenge with marriage, financial challenges can be subdued by overcoming our fears and exercising self-control. However, when the financial challenges become pressures then there’s only one culprit – materialism. … More Financial pressures & Materialism in marriage
The beauty of my life!
My daughter: Mommy, welcome. (Holds out the door for me)
Me: (Tired and stressed from work) How are you?
My daughter: I’m fine. (Gives me a big smile)
Me: (I couldn’t help but smile back)
My daughter: Mommy, carry me.
Me: (I obey).
My daughter: (She kisses me) Mommy, we should have a cool secret greeting.
My daughter: She kisses me 3 times on the lip then one kiss each on my cheeks.
Me: (I smile). That’s cool.
My daughter: (She smiles) Let’s do it again.
Me to my son: Should we try it too?
My son: (He wants to but he was shy but kisses me on the lip and cheeks too).
My daughter: I love you. You are my best mommy ever (She hugs me tight again as I put her down.
Me: I love you too. You are my best daughter ever. (Smiles).
Later in the night, after dinner and baths,
Me: It’s time for bed.
My daughter: But I don’t want to sleep now.
Me: Please go to bed (changing my face)
My daughter: (Grumbles to bed).
Me: (I tuck them in).
My daughter: (Comes down from bed first to drink water, then to pee after the initial pee, then to pick her teddy, then to drink water again …) Me: (Getting angry) You need to stop coming out of bed and go to sleep.
My daughter: (Does her usual puppy face) But you said you loved me
Me: And so?
My daughter: People who love each other don’t stay angry with each other
Me: People who love each other don’t upset each other.
Morale of the story – While getting angry may be normal, love ought to make it difficult to stay angry at those who are dare to our hearts. My little girl talks some sweet realities sometimes.
Have a lovely evening people.
… More People who love each other don’t stay angry with each other