I thought of you when I read this quote from “The Self-Centered Marriage: The Revolutionary ScreamFree Approach to Rebuilding Your “We” by Reclaiming Your “I”” by Hal Edward Runkel, Jenny Runkel –
“These stories are real-life examples of real-life partners who have bravely chosen to end bad patterns and create new ones, all by simply Calming Down, Growing Up, and Getting Closer.
As you might guess, the names and details of these stories have been changed to protect confidentiality, but all the stories are true. And you can definitely find yourself in them. And yet, I will not tell you exactly what to do. Except for this: Hold on.
Hold on to your belief, however small, that you are not crazy and not alone—your marriage is difficult, very difficult, and that makes you just like most married people. Hold on to the hope that you are more capable of introducing lasting change into your marriage, and into your whole life, than you may know. Like the weary traveler caught in the thickest part of the jungle, the open meadow of calm joy may be closer than you realize. Most of all hold on to your integrity, another way to understand your “I,” that truest and most principled part of yourself.
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QUOTE (emphasis mine):
NOTE (my commentary)
What gets my attention?
Do I understand the need or problem?
Do I understand the potential solution?
Do I understand how to apply that strategy?
What questions do I have for the experts? What might be the answers?
Who needs to hear this?
What do I do next?
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