I have a lot of thoughts on relationships and tend to be quite introspective. I come from a family with a lot of dysfunction and I wanted better. I made lists from the time I was very young: Things I wouldn’t do and Things that I would do. I have tried hard to be better and sadly many times it is doing the opposite of what my mom did or would have done. I’m not perfect by any means. I know my parents did the best they knew how to do and I don’t fault them for not knowing how to do any better, but I do know better and so I have to try.
I have also learned a lot in being married for more than 25 years. It has been an amazing and wonderful journey! There’s so much I want to share with my daughters about the things I have learned and things that have helped us to have a close family.
Please, bear with me as I share some of the lessons I have learned, either from my growing up or in being married for more than 25 years.