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.
We can change a relationship. We can change the flow between us and someone we live with, work with, or love.
We can do that by creating new responses to old stimuli. Viktor Frankl, the Australian neurologist, psychiatrist and holocaust survivor said, “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
When Eric was alive and well, like any couple, we had our ups and downs, especially at the beginning of our time together. I’m glad to say I learned from those ups and downs.
One of the practices I developed to rescue myself from saying something I would later regret was one I called “stop the presses.”Continue Reading