One thing I have learned from being with William is that while we can cope with life situations as separate individuals, when we work together, it feels like we can take on the world, so to speak.
Living in a relationship with someone can be so much fun, and very fulfilling. To have that person by your side through the good and the bad can make life just that much better. Often times we see this when life is good, but what about when things don’t always go as we may have planned?
Many times throughout our lives together, things didn’t always go as we thought they should. Not necessarily with our own relationship, but with our lives around that relationship.
Times like when we lost a baby through miscarriage, or when we went through the death of my father. There were times when our extended family wasn't always looking very good. Then there were the times when our children went through the teen years, and they weren’t always making the best choices they could be making.
We also struggled when our teenage daughter came home after having a baby, at the same time that William lost his job.
These are often times when you need to stand together as a couple – to be there for each other. Yet, sometimes, instead of turning to each other, you turn to friends and other people instead. That’s not to say that going to someone else, like a friend, is bad. But you need to rely on each other first.
When times are tough, and we don’t know where to turn, try turning to the life partner you chose to be with. And at the same time, be there for your partner when things get rough.
It is at times such at these when we need to lean on each other for support, even if it is just a shoulder to cry on, or someone to say “It’s going to be okay.”
Don’t turn away from the one you love. Turn in to them and hold each other up. It never seems quite as bad when you have someone with you.