An Al-Anon Reminder from MSB that helped me very much yesterday:
Unless I have deliberately decided that my relationship with my spouse has no further value in my life, I would do well to consider the long-range benefits of quiet acceptance in times of stress.Quiet acceptance...
Quiet acceptance for a while felt like defeat, but I'm learning that it's different. It's not accepting something that is unacceptable. It's accepting the place where we are, comfortable or uncomfortable, with love and hope.
And it works...quiet acceptance got me a lot more than I had hoped for last night. I got the answers I needed and the understanding that the answers I needed were going to come from myself and not from my husband. I got to lie in the arms of the man I love. I felt better, quickly.
Today, instead of planning a llama farm away from my man, I'm going to think about Eden, with him.