|with my handsome husband on his 30th birthday in 2010|
Dan is my husband, and we love each other--always, period. He and I are a family, and I chose him because he is my best friend and my partner in life. I still choose him. Marriage can be wonderful (and our marriage has been), but it's not a cake walk--Dan and I try our best to keep our heads together when things aren't quite clicking...like right now.
So I started The Good Housewife Project--for me, so that I can channel some of my frustration into something fun and positive for myself, but also for us. I have high hopes that this Project will help my relationship with Dan--by helping me change my point of view, and by giving me something to focus on besides all the daily pressures.
This week, I'm giving myself a Good Housewife Challenge: spend the next 7 days being the best wife that I can be for Dan. I want to embody the newlywed mentality this week, when everything was fresh and easy and light. Be happy and greet him with a smile when he comes home instead of waving distractedly from the floor while I'm changing a diaper. Be supportive, listen, and knock off the sarcasm (the #1 hardest thing for me to do...it's ingrained in my personality!). The house is my domain, so I know I get bossy with him...I'm going to try to back off on the bossiness as well. I want to just generally make more of an effort--put more of my energy into my relationship with my husband. I'm hoping that my 7 days of concerted effort will forge the way for a more-permanent shift--something we really need to help us find our way back to wonderful. :)
|Suggested reading for this Challenge--ha ha!|