Posted by: Cathy Bowers | December 3, 2015

I Am Yours and You Are Mine

My husband and I have just completed a big move going from a big house to a small house.  We have too much stuff.  The process of figuring out what goes where and what we need to get rid of was a huge problem.  He is convinced that the pool table, the treadmill, the exercise bike and all of his collected hockey pucks and sports memorabilia are absolute necessities.  I, on the other hand, think we must have the curio cabinet, the china hutch, the pretty red shelves, all 5 rockers, all of my clothes (even those that don’t fit anymore, just in case) and my pretty white bench and desk.  Obviously, we have very different priorities and we had to work out compromises.  The boys weren’t so sure that we were going to survive the “discussion”.  Rest assured, we did work it out.  His stuff is nice and organized in the garage.  I have to give up 3 rockers, the clothes that don’t fit, my china hutch and the desk.  They just don’t fit in the house no matter which way I turn them.

After 28 years of marriage, we’ve learned how to compromise and listen to each other, well mostly.  We’ve also learned that even though we are totally different in our interests, at the end of the day, we still belong to each other.  Everything else is just stuff.

“It is imperative that we don’t confuse the issues in marriage with the person you are married to.  Remember, your relationship is more important than any issue.”  Marriage 101 Session 2

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