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May 16, 2013

in the generous life

I realized the other day that I was avoiding something.

I didn’t want to deal with the conflict. It just felt easier to ignore the whole thing than to face the issue and work through it.

Then I stopped and thought about it. I would hate it if my husband was dealing with something and didn’t bother to tell me.

I needed to speak up, to be more transparent. I needed to let my husband know what was going on. I needed to approach the subject at a good time in a thoughtful way.

Do you have something you are avoiding? Think it through and share it with your sweetie.

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.  Robert Schuller

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Kim May 16, 2013 at 5:24 am

I think we automatically lean towards being independent, towards handling everything by ourselves, for a variety of reasons. Your reminder to include our husband is a great one. Your quote from Schuller reminds me of something I learned from reading Dr. Laura Schlessinger: the definition of a dilemma is the difference between what we want to do and what we know is the right thing to do.

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Whispers May 16, 2013 at 11:30 am

Sometimes, we avoid the issue because we fear the conflict. I, myself have been guilty of this, especially in the beginning of my marriage. The most important thing is the way you go about it, find an appropriate time and do your best to talk to your partner.

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