We’ve had a week from hell!! One of the cars got hit in a hit and run ($), the furnace went out($), the garage door stopped working and we were told that entire garage needs to be replaced ($) and I need a new washing machine ($). I know now more than ever the old adage is true, ” When it rains, it pours”. You’d think I’d be pulling my hair out but it’s times like these that make us better. In times of pressure and circumstance we’ve learned it’s far more beneficial to fight the problem than to fight one another. So we’ve devised a plan of attack and all problems will eventually get fixed. The amazing thing was not the problem but how we chose to work through it. Every time we got new bad news we instinctively turned to each other and laughed. Of course the repairmen and neighbors looked at us like we were nuts but we laughed. Life is full of unexpected changes. Nothing is ever constant so it’s to be expected that the unexpected would happen. It’s to be expected that as soon as you think you’re getting ahead something would come along and knock you back to square one. So I can’t get upset over all the money, time, and stress we’ll have to dish out because this is life. The test is not the problem but how we choose to react. When you’re in a relationship you’re partners and should tag team accordingly. The test is not in the money, the kids, the schedules, etc. but it’s in how you and your partner choose to react to the issues. That’s where you get to see what you’re made of and where real love is cultivated and cured. We don’t always get it right, as no one does. But the important thing is we keep trying and we don’t know what to say or how to react we laugh. Even the most bitter things can be made a little sweeter with a little bit of laughter. So the next time you and your partner are faced with some challenges, when in doubt laugh!
When’s the last time you asked your mate are you happy? Am I a good husband/wife? Are there things I could be doing better? Does your significant other feel the same way about your relationship that you? If you don’t ask then how do you know? In order to take your relationship to the next level you have to be willing to face some hard truth about your own inadequacies. Your partner’s needs matter. Their wants and desires should play a prominent role in your life. How far are you willing to go make he/she happy? How far would you want them to go for you? You can’t let ego, fear, the past, etc get in the way of real intimacy or gratitude. You may just find your willingness to listen and learn takes your love to a new level. So ask, Are you happy? Listen to the answers and most importantly accept your inadequacies without placing blame. Do better and never stop asking do make you Happy?
So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday.
― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
Fellas if you haven’t seen the Notebook, watch it with your mate………… You will score!!!
We interview a woman who was cheated on by a spouse and friend. We discuss the when, where and why? We also speak to those involved on both sides of the equation! Strap up, get prepared, and enjoy Sideline Sunday!
Fellas are you a modern day romeo and know how to wine and dine your mate? Women has your man tried tonromance you but failed miserably? Chime in tonight and give us the funny, the sweet, and the real life stories.