There was a joke on Facebook about how when this is all over there will be so many babies, and so many divorces. It’s funny, but it’s true. Both will happen – not necessarily to the same people of course.
But in relationships and the daily hustle and bustle, we ignore and shove down our needs and our wants. We push down our soul sometimes to survive and keep going.
And now everything has stopped.
And we’re locked in our houses with each other.
And there’s no where to go, and nothing to distract.
That means facing each other, and facing the things we’ve been pushing down. And that’s good. It’s not easy, but it’s good. We’ve been facing the things we’ve been ignoring. It’s made for some tense days, but ultimately I think it’s a good thing to face the music and face each other. You either break or come out better on the other end. But either way, at least you’re not pretending anymore.
What’s my point? My point is, that it’s okay to have a tough time relationally. It’s okay to talk to your best friend about how you’re struggling. You don’t have to pretend it’s bliss. It’s like strength training, you workout to tear your muscles slightly so that they grow stronger. But the process can be painful and you’re sore the next day. Ultimately, it’s for long term growth though.
Dress – Lenni the Label
Socks – Free People