114: THE SIMPLE LIFE

Our house saga is finally coming to a close as we wrap up the short sale.

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Over the last 4 months we’ve had the opportunity to really think about those things that serve as a distraction to our marriage.

Are you so wrapped up in work or with your friends that you forget to spend time with your spouse?

Do the financial burdens cause worry and stress?  Are you holding back emotionally out of fear?

It’s time to simplify your life, to take stock of where you are and decide to make changes and grow.

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Remember back to your wedding day. We’re not talking about just the ceremony and reception. We want you to remember how you felt. Your marriage was going to last forever. You were sure of that. And then…reality set in. You think you can deal with it, and maybe you can – for a while. You still love your spouse, but it’s just not the same. Is it just a part of life? Do you let that fire die into just a smoldering pile of ashes? You don’t have to!

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4 thoughts on “114: THE SIMPLE LIFE

  1. Thanks for this weeks podcast! Feeling inspired to start tackling 20 years of accumulation! We have two teenagers. plus ourselves, so it’s no small task!

    • Glad to hear that this weeks show inspired you guys. It’s rainy and wet here today so we’ve started to tackle our place. Started with the easier rooms and now moving to the tougher ones. It’s a process, but it worth it. Hoping that as you two move through yours it frees you and allows the two of you to connect.

      Cheers.

  2. My tip: If you don’t LOVE, NEED it (as in now not maybe in the future) or USE (again use it NOW) then SELL it, GIVE it away or THROW it away.
    Now when Tony was talking about his notebooks think about it. It may not be something you LOVE right now but what will it say to your children when you are gone? Will it give some kind of insight to who you are/were? I ask this because my MIL went into a nursing home and we were going through her things to sell her house. She kept a little note book she kept in HS. It had all those “new love” things written in there about my FIL who has been gone 6 years now. How cute he is, what a great guy he is, etc. My husband was brought to tears looking at this. while it might have seemed silly and not worth much to her, it has meant a lot to my husband. Just be selective about these things. Don’t keep every card your spouse has ever given you!

    • You are right that we should keep some things, just not everything. It’s good to be able to strike a balance and it’s something that we will be working on a lot this year as we are planning on a move over the summer. It’s so easy for me to purge somethings and other stuff well, it’s good that I have a husband to help me make those decisions.

      Alisa