Have I ever tackled something that - no matter how much I worked at it or thought about it - seemed to defy all efforts? I got ready to give up; suddenly out of the blue, a new idea came to me, and I returned to the challenge and triumphantly succeeded.
I may find myself reaching the same point of frustration in our relationship at times. I've tried everything I can think of, and yet somehow the kind of relationship I want seems beyond my grasp.
It's human to want to give up at such times. I find my life slipping by, and wonder if I should take what time I have left and start over again, or try to slug it through in my current relationship.
It may help me to remember that what I don't learn in this relationship, I'll have to learn in the next one. That doesn't mean I should put up with abusive or unacceptable behavior; it simply means I'm likely to end up facing most of my same frustrations in a new relationship, unless I learn what I need from them in this one.
Just for Today
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