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My heart is saddened each time I got news about married couples parting their ways. I can’t help but ask myself, “What went wrong?” Of course no one knew the whole story but them and God and the four corners of their house that once called HOME.
I’ve known a few stories of broken marriages from relatives and friends. To learn about a family that has been severed by unresolved issues and unforgiveness is something that we just can’t shrugged off.
Somebody close to me who got separated with her husband of 9 years told me one afternoon that her life has never been the same again after leaving her family. Although she and her estranged husband both have moved on with their lives and both are already committed to another relationship, she felt that the separation left a huge hole in her heart. I cannot divulge the cause of their separation as it is not my freedom to do so but the only thing she said to me that their unhappiness doesn’t just showed up to their doorstep overnight.
Another friend once asked me abruptly as we bumped to each other in the powder room, “Kate, how does your husband show affection to you? My husband would never miss a day in his life to say ‘I love you’ to me but I felt that I need more than just a few I love you’s. What I want from him is to check on me and ask me how am I doing, have I eaten my lunch, what do I want for our anniversary. I think he’s a great husband but I believe our relationship has more room to grow if we can demonstrate our love in many ways.” Continue reading