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May 20

   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
   Today I'll look at all the good qualities of my partner, and the things in our relationship I like, and ask myself if those are still important to me?
   If so, I'll remember that often solutions to our difficulties don't come easily, and that I might give up digging for treasure when it's almost within my reach.

Every great work, every great accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement. - Florence Scovel Shinn

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