28 7 / 2014
This weekend I got some much needed alone time with my husband. One of the first things we did was turn a light chat into an important conversation. Funny how that happens! I can’t recall the exact sequence of events but he said something and I thought about it and realized that it didn’t apply anymore. Our relationship has changed, we’ve had more and different experiences, and his relationship with his girlfriend has become long term and stable.
It’s important, I think, to check in every now and then. Make sure the things your partner told you 6 months ago still apply, perhaps see if there is new information or open up a discussion for compromise. People grow and change as do their preferences and needs. This can also spark a intrapersonal conversation. I think we all should examine our own thoughts too! We can get stuck with ideas that need challenging every now and then to promote growth.
It was a really great weekend and I’m feeling really good about our relationship. I’m grateful to have a partner like him and still be very in love after a decade and a half.
We didn’t end up taking any pictures over the weekend but I ran across this one on my phone today. It’s from a distillery tour last year and I really like it!
27 7 / 2014
"Compersion: an empathetic state of happiness and joy experienced when another individual experiences happiness and joy; the opposite of jealousy."