David and I began his birthday early that morning with a quick breakfast before the kids got up. Afterwards, I surprised him by taking his hand and telling him what a “gift” he is to me and our family, how much I love him, what he has done for my healing, and how he has restored my faith in men.
I thank God every day for my incredible husband, and I told him that. As you can imagine, we were both in tears when I finished.
However, our marriage wasn’t always like this. When David and I met, we were both very broken. We were two wounded individuals, trying to love with no idea what that meant. We argued a LOT and said horrid things to each other. It was awful.
Finally, we sought professional counseling. That’s when we realized our expectations were terribly unrealistic. I wanted him to heal my wounded little girl. He wanted me to rescue his emotionally abandoned little boy. We were a mess!
Are you are struggling with relationship issues right now? Are you upset because your partner isn’t meeting your needs, isn’t making you happy, isn’t communicating properly, or isn’t changing? This kind of thinking is the fast track to misery. Why? Because it’s not your partner’s job to make you happy.
Instead, you and your partner need to become aware of each other’s emotional wounds. Then you can be gentle with each other when something triggers one of those wounds. Establish firm boundaries, and let your partner know you’re happy to listen and talk it through.
Keep working at it. One day you’ll be gushing over your partner’s birthday, too. The best gift of all is having the love and support of your soulmate. You can’t get any better than that.
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