Significant Other Saturday #3

Welcome to the another edition of Significant Other Saturday! I am excited to be teaming up with Rachael @ You, Me, and Natalie for these weekly posts/link ups!

"No significant other is perfect and it doesn’t really matter. What matters is how we set ourselves up to think about them. If we focus on their failures, their annoyances, or ways in which we have felt hurt by them, then we will interact with them as a hurt and frustrated and disappointed partner. That makes for miserable living for ourselves and our partner and those around us. But if we focus on their strengths, their potential, and the ways in which we feel blessed by them, then we will interact with them as a forgiving, blessed, and contented partner. And there’s no greater need a partner has than to feel respected by their lover. If they feel like all they do is hurt, disappoint, and frustrate, then the same atmosphere and the same actions will be perpetuated. But if they feel that their partner can be happy and responsive regardless of their own shortcomings, they feels respected and empowered. Then a positive atmosphere is perpetuated and actions, once destructive, can improve in an environment that is rich for cultivation and growth into deepened respect and intimacy."

Significant Other Saturday is a day in which we can all get together and remember why we fell in love, why we continue to love, and why we will always love our partners. Too often we take our relationships for granted and just expect them to be there. Join Rachael @ You, Me, and Natalie, and me - Ida, as we challenge you to be attentive to your relationship and tell us all about your partner and why they are so special to you!


This weeks topic: One thing that you could work on with your partner and how you're working on it.

Christmas 2008

Making decisions.

It's mainly me, but we're terrible at making decisions. Not the big ones, the small annoying ones. For example "What's for dinner?".

They've caused little disputes, but I think we're starting to work past them.

We were doing really great before we both got sick and hopefully we'll be able to get back onto track here in the next week. We compromised and would go to the gym, come home, and make dinner together. We took turns most of the time deciding what we would like and it worked really nicely.

Eventually, we'd like to do a meal calendar and have it "prepped" ahead of time. We'll get there, I'm sure of it.


We want to hear all about the loves of your lives!

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Blog about the topic of the week found above, or blog about whatever you feel you need to say about your love! Then come back here and link up in the collection at the bottom of this post. Please grab the button and use it in your post, or post it somewhere on your blog!

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Significant Other Saturday

Next week's topic is:
What is your favorite shared hobby?

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