"This is exactly what I always dreamed my relationship would be like."
"I completely understand what just happened. It makes total sense!"
"I am proud of the way we handled that issue and the solution was so simple."
Is your relationship like that? Would you like it to be?
I'm not going to tell you that you can get to that point in 10 easy steps, because it isn't that easy. What I can tell you though, is that one step at a time, you can make the adjustments in yourself that will allow you to build towards the relationship that you thought you would have, and you can have fun doing it!
I just did a quick search and it seems that there are about 5 million blog posts every day. There is a new blog started every second. You can likely find a blog about any subject you can think of with a few keystrokes and a little time!
So why am I starting a blog about relationship awareness and communication? To be honest, I am doing it for me. I am doing it to better understand myself and with a little luck, hopefully have my daughters understand me a little better. I'm doing it so that I can grow as a person. I'm doing it so that I can improve my chances of finding love again. I feel that I have been misunderstood at many points in my life and over the past 5 years of my journey I think I have a better understanding of why. It's not because I have not had the best of intentions, because I have. It's not because I am not a good person, because I am. Where I have lacked is in the understanding of who I am and the execution of my efforts. I have always meant well, but that isn’t how it has always been perceived.
What I also have come to understand is that I am not alone. From what I can tell there are a lot of people out there that feel misunderstood. There are married people that wish they were single, single people who wish they were married. Kids who want to be adults and adults who wish they were kids again. Disadvantaged people that want more money, privileged people that wish they had less responsibility. People working 60 hour weeks so that they can care for their families and their families waiting for them to come home so they can spend time together. Countless people chasing that "moment" when they will finally be happy, while happiness is tapping them on the shoulder trying to get their attention.
Happiness is not a destination, it's a journey. It's not a place, it's a state of mind.
Ultimately, this blog and the website are for me and my journey. It's to better understand myself and to learn how to convey my thoughts so that my daughters and some others might see the side of me that I have kept hidden away. Now if, in the process of exposing my journey, there are others that are able to gather some morsels that will aid them in their journey, then that would be amazing!!