Marriage is like a long trip in a tiny rowboat.
Somebody said, “If one passenger starts to rock the boat, the other has to steady it. Otherwise, they’ll both go down to the bottom.”
Isn’t that true?
I really like that because we kinda have a rule, you can’t both melt down at the same time.
Which is sometimes a rule that is broken because when one person gets emotional it’s easy to fan that flame and get emotional yourself.
I know it.
But that’s a real gift you could give your spouse is if you can stay clam in the face of their anxiety or their anger.
It really does do a lot to bring help to them.
Friend talk about it in advance because that’s what will help you steady the boat when it gets rocked.
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