GPS FOR THE SOUL
Think of a person attempting to fix your plumbing without the tools, skills, or acquired knowledge to do it. He or she may try to fix your faulty pipes despite not knowing what to do, and may put in a lot of time and effort. But the hard work isn't productive until the tools, skills, and knowledge necessary to do the job are applied.
I'm a happily married (second time around) boomer-aged woman. I'm kind to my husband. I'm always on his team. Why not? He's a loving husband and he gladly puts up with all my foibles. I really do wake up every morning and think about what I can do today that will put a smile on my husband's face. And he reciprocates -- in spades. I find myself in the minority.
Like in many marriages, our glowing honeymoon period had a shelf life. And today, although we continue to share a deep and abiding affection and connection, I've come to realize that I've started doing what I never thought I'd do -- take my husband and relationship for granted. And I think a lot of people do the same.
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