515: MARRIAGE THROUGH THE YEARS: PART 5 — MOVING DAY

“All great changes are preceded by chaos.” —Deepak Chopra

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When married, we all have “moving days” from moving into your first home, moving on to a new job or moving into a new season in your life with kids. Every couple has to face at least one type of moving day in their lives.

For some of us, they happen over time, while others occur in clusters. Moving happens and each comes with its own level of stress.

514: IDENTITY CRISIS

“Identity cannot be found or fabricated but emerges from within when one has the courage to let go.” Doug Cooper

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From time to time, you may experience periods of uncertainty and confusion that fuel your insecurities. As a result you question what exactly you’re doing and where you are in life.

If you’re feeling like this and wondering what exactly is going on, you may be experiencing an identity crisis.

513: MARRIAGE THROUGH THE YEARS: PART 4 — WORK-LIFE BALANCE

“Work is a rubber ball, if you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls-family, health, friends, integrity-are made of glass. If you drop one of these it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.” Gary Keller

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There have been billions of articles written on work-life balance. It’s so elusive. It’s also confusing when it comes to marriage and life in general.

It’s a buzz word for sure and for many it feels near impossible to achieve. 

511: MARRIAGE THROUGH THE YEARS: PART 3 — CHORE WAR

Marrying is easy it’s housework that’s hard.” —Anonymous

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As your marriage evolves and grows, you’ll feel not only shifts in intimacy but also shifts in the roles and responsibilities that you have in your marriage. When navigating how your marriage changes during these seasons, you’ll quickly realize that where you were five years ago is more than likely not where you are now.

During these seasons, sometimes it’s the simple things that can become significant obstacles.