We’ve heard it before. Relationships can, and will (if we let them), fall in a rut. We know they take energy, we know they take effort, we’ve heard this all before. Amongst the extensive amount of stale relationship advice we’ve heard time and time again, this one stands out as most over-used.
Have you ever woken up one morning, nothing is actually wrong, but you feel like you’ve got a huge weight on your shoulders? Or that your body aches, even though you darn well know you didn’t exercise the night before? Or that it seems to take much more concentration to smile than usual? We all have self-pity days – days where nothing is actually wrong but we can’t shake this overwhelming feeling of melancholy.
Discomfort is a natural part of life, not usually one we like to shine a light on. A part we tend to shove in a dark corner and pretend like it doesn’t exist. However, we should bring those feelings to light and talk about them so we can normalize a completely natural part of life. Read More
Roger and Barb’s Story
I had been in a motorcycle accident as a young man, and with a cast on both arms and one leg had to move back in with my parents to heal. My mom worked in a small snack bar and when she told the story of her broken son to a young woman co-worker (Barb), that young woman said she would like to visit and cheer me up. Read More
The snow has fallen, wool socks have been pulled out of storage, fire places have been lit, winter is here and it has plateaued: don’t let your relationship do the same. Here’s the thing about complacency, it’s a natural part of a relationship’s journey, but it can be avoided. Leading up to National Marriage Week, the team at PREPARE/ENRICH wants to encourage you to keep your relationship on your mind. When you do this, you are already taking a step in the right direction to combat complacency. Read More