I was talking to a good friend of mine the other day about “girl stuff”, you know about our families, our kids, jobs, current frustrations, and of course our spouses. Well into the conversation, (about a good 15 minutes in) she mentioned something that sparked a “ah ha” moment for me, which in return made me ask her “Do you think your spouse knows how to do what it is your talking to me about?” She immediately said “I don’t know!”
So I thought, how many times have I been frustrated with my spouse about one thing or another?, mad about something I FIGURED he should know how to do?, or do better? When simply he just didn’t know. I know the frustration is real, and it has gotten me to the point where I just wanted to leave and not look back however, if you come to the reality that maybe he/she just doesn’t know how, that will possibly lighten your burden a little bit.
I began thinking how many times have I done something over, and over, and over again, and my friends/family were watching like “when is she going to learn her lesson?” To answer that question…A LOT!!
My encouragement to you today was a famous phrase my grandmother used to say often, “TAKE IT EASY!” Take is easy on your spouse, take it easy on YOURSELF, and most importantly TAKE IT EASY WITH LIFE! You are learning, we’re all learning, and to be honest you walking around applying pressure to people and to your life because its to going the way you expect it to go, is not going to get someone to do what you want them to do. Stop assuming people should know how to treat you, or act the way YOU want them to act! All it takes is for you to open your mouth and ask “Do you know how to…(fill in the blank)?”