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September 7

Some days I may be tempted to leave this relationship because I no longer feel the same "love" for my SO I once did. Perhaps time has brought out my awareness of more differences between us. Or maybe the love I once felt has become diminished by resentments, hurts, and struggles in our relationship.
   It might help me to remember that, even though I can fire the bellboy, my baggage still remains mine to carry. Am I expecting my SO to love me for who I am, yet doing the opposite when I find things about him I don’t like?
   If I can use this relationship to help me sort out what I’m doing to lessen the love in this relationship, it will help me no matter whether I eventually stay or leave. If there are two windows in a home, and I own one set of curtains, is it helpful for me to complain about the lack of light coming through the other window, when my own curtains are drawn partially shut?
   Just for Today

   Today, I’ll look at the choices I’ve been making lately, and try to see how my choices have affected the amount of love I feel. Each resentment and critical thought I have about our relationship is bound to reduce those feelings of love. Are there ways I can tackle our mutual problems so that I bring hope and sparkle to our discussions, rather than gloom and doom?

Some people complain because God put thorns on roses, while others praise him for putting roses among thorns. - Anonymous

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