Are you tired of the toilet seat being left up, the toothpaste being squeezed from the middle, the hair left in the sink or worse the shower? What about the window being opened a crack when it’s freezing outside or the ‘oh honey I forgot to take the garbage out’ (let the house just stink for the next week)!
If any of this sounds familiar then maybe it’s time to consider getting some paperwork to say good riddance to that loser.
How many times have you said or simply thought divorce was the best option for this rocky road called marriage?
But wait, did you forget about the fact that he fills your tank with gas or she cooks your favorite meal every Thursday? Maybe your selective memory pushed out the fact that he mows the lawn with no coaxing, or she gets you up before she leaves for work allowing you to sleep in as she gets herself and the entire family ready for the day. Did you also neglect to recall the massages or foot rubs he gives when he know you’re stressed, or the attentive ear she gives when she listens to you vent about the same issue over and over again? These scenarios may not be exactly what you go through but you get the point.
In marriage we take the good with the bad (I just had a Facts of Life flashback there). Anyhoo we get the for better and the for worse because marriage is not always easy, but it’s always worth it.
The next time you’re tempted to scream ‘I WANT A DIVORCE!’ have a talk with a single co-worker who is dying to have your life. Or talk to someone who is either going through or fresh out of a divorce, it may put some things back into perspective. The fact of the matter is: The grass isn’t really greener, we just can’t see the poop from here (Jimmy Evans). Also take some time to think about the good things rather than dwelling on the bad. You’d be surprised how gratefulness and loving affect can cover negativity and contempt when you allow it.
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins (1 Peter 4:8, NIV)