Oh hey there! As per usual, I need to provide a disclaimer before continuing with this week's blog post: I AM NOT A RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLOR AND HAVE NO AUTHORITY OR TRAINING IN THIS DEPARTMENT WHATSOEVER. Now that that's out of the way...
The past few months have challenged the relationship I have with my husband immensely. He has gone back to school this past year and is spending all his free time sitting at our dining room table studying. On weekends, he travels up north to his old job and puts in two 13 hour workdays before driving home and collapsing in bed only a few hours before his alarm goes off on Monday morning and he goes back to school. Now just in case my point in the previous sentence has not come across clearly: HE IS CRAZY BUSY. On top of that, he is stubborn and claims that his dedication to work and school is for the betterment of our wee family. Fair point but, I disagree with this because he is spreading himself way too thin, developing unhealthy habits, and driving himself down a road that inevitably leads to breakdown. We have argued and argued over this and both stubbornly refuse to compromise.
Last week I was looking through my library for inspiration for my classes when a book fell off the shelf and landed on the floor. The irony is that my hubby's mom actually lent me this book a while back (and I never returned it...eek...karma fail). Find the book on Amazon here.
After reading the book for a little while, I came across this passage:
Boom. Life changed. Arguments over. Time with each other cherished rather than wasted. Buddhist monks rock my socks.
Pretty sure my mother in law knew I would need this book! Now I need to buy her another copy because I think I am going to read this book over and over again...
rock on, l.e. martini