Day Seven: Give and Take

by Live Better, Be journey to happiness

Today’s Prompt: Write a post based on the contrast between two things — whether people, objects, emotions, places, or something else.

Today I am going to write about working on your relationship…..

The plot, Edgar and Jill have been married for a long time.  Jill is a good person, who works hard, loves her family very much.  Edgar who is also a wonderful person has had some experiences in life that have made him negative, hurt, bitter.  Jill always sees the positive, Edgar is very cautious about people and over analysis every behaviour.  They have recently attended a marriage renewal program and have received a book to work on together.  Life and circumstances have taken a toll on their relationship.  To name a few things that is bothering them:  they are feeling misunderstood, feeling alone, feeling rejected and feeling torn – do I stay or do I go they ask themselves. The book which they received in the renewal program is an opportunity for them to better their communication skills and thereby bring closeness in their relationship, here is an example.

“Edgar, please come here,” Jill said. “We need to spend time together, in prayer and work on our communication” 

Smiling Edgar says, “yeah , right! 

Jill says, ” I know, this feels so weird but if we want our marriage to have one more chance we have to give it a serious try

Ok Edgar says, let’s do the first exercise of this book.

Their hearts are racing, wondering what will unfold in the next few moments, they start with a prayer and open the booklet.  The first exercise says…… look into each other’s eyes for 4 minutes.

They both burst out laughing, that is easy, they think, but when they seriously try, it is not easy……

After the exercise Edgar, thinks it is silly, but Jill likes the feeling and says to Edgar, Edgar, that felt good, we should try it again tomorrow……