Summer Shorts is a weekly short-read in honor of the season, to convey ideas about relationships and life in the blink of an eye.
In my younger years, I thought trouble in a relationship meant something was wrong. I thought having problems with each other was not good.
If I had known that when the seas of my partnership looked rough, it was a sign I was being invited to grow, change, and evolve, that would have helped me. I could have at least donned rain gear in preparation for squalls and high waves.
If I had realized that difficulties are natural and necessary in growing, evolving relationships, perhaps I could have remembered to hang in there, go easier on myself, be more hopeful, keep the faith.
This is what most couples don’t know, not really, not in their bones: challenges help you. They are good for you.Continue Reading