The distance between them widens.
Their goals could not be further apart.
How it goes at work determines his mood. His mood affects her more than she would like. When they are at odds like this, the children seem like unwanted appendages to them. They are both bruised and dissatisfied with how things are, where they have gone, and where they are going.
It was never supposed to be like this. How did it get this bad? Is there a way out besides the utter destruction of their family? Who can help put the pieces back together so that it works?
The purpose of this site is to take a deeper look at our fight and flight reactions to relational trouble. You have been struck and violated with words, or you strike and violate others with them, or both. Let’s think about the thoughts that precede the words you use or don’t use in your communication and see with fresh eyes how we might stop the cycle of hurting or hiding out.
Explore six relationship stages that we can find ourselves in at one time or another in hopes that one or more of them will resonate with you and point you to truth and reconciliation:
An elderly woman whose memory is declining as bitterness threatens to take root, has a glimpse of hope as she remembers that she can frame differently how (not if) she incorporates her children into her world.
The ABCs Connection Journal can be used to record your progress in your attitudes and activities, and in your thoughts and actions, as a flexible structure for you to work through fight or flight reactions. Have you benefited from the information on this site? Please consider “giving it forward” by purchasing a journal today. Net proceeds from all ABCs Connection Journal sales benefit Cush4Christ.org.