Being married is one of the hardest things I've ever done, even harder than being a parent sometimes. In my experience, marriage is sometimes more a test of will rather than a responsibility or a fulfilling of a commitment. It's work. Often, it's being humble, generous, loving, compassionate, and patient - all things that are simple when everything is going well, and not so simple when someone ticks you off.
So when Laura from Mommy Miracles gave me an opportunity to write about marriage in her summer marriage series Writing Vows, my mind went to that one place that not many people want to talk about when they are asked to talk about marriage: Fighting.
So typical of me. Hey, I have an idea! Let's talk about the ugly part of everything - it'll be fun!
Keith and I fight. Because we are two separate people, with separate interests, desires, preferences, expectations, and ways of doing things, we disagree from time to time. When we disagree, we have been known to argue, yell, storm off, give the silent treatment, destroy baked goods, and cry. Okay, I cry. But over the years, we have learned to fight nicer.
Come join me at Laura's blog, Mommy Miracles, where I am guest posting about how we have learned to resolve our conflicts better, and see how far we've come.
See you there!