“Our best life is waiting for us, just inches beyond our greatest challenges.”
Blaming everyone and everything but yourself for the crappy things in your life is is typically referred to as “playing the victim.” It’s a popular way to respond when things don’t shake out as they should because it feels good, it’s easy, and everyone else does it. And, if you want to live a truly crappy life, this is the best place to start.
I should know.
I’ve been married for almost 15 years now. My wife, like every human on the planet, has habits, personality quirks, and character flaws that make my life difficult. It feels unfair to me that I should be forced to live with them.
For our first 10 years together I decided that it would be best for her to change. What I soon learned is that the worst things about her are not easily changed. Many of them are well-rooted, and, like everyone else’s junk, the result of…
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