580: ALL THE LITTLE THINGS

“It’s the little details that are vital. The little things make the big things happen.” —John Wooden

little things

Sometimes we forget that the little things are what count the most in marriage. So much is made of the big things we do for each other: The trips, gifts, and grand gestures that surprise us. 

It’s easy to see why this happens.

575: DEALING WITH CONFLICT: PART 4 — OUR CONFLICT PLAN

“Plan your work and work your plan.” —Napoleon Hill

conflict

When it comes to conflict in your marriage, you should consider creating your own conflict plan.

Many couples live in a reactionary place when conflict happens. Think about what can happen if you sit down with your spouse and create a plan of how you are going to approach conflict. You create specifics for what you’ll do when you feel or hear certain words. 

573: DEALING WITH CONFLICT: PART 3 — HOW I HANDLE THINGS

“Strive for continuous improvement instead of perfection.” —Kim Collins

handle things

When discussing conflict, it’s impossible to avoid taking a moment to discuss the person that stares back at you in the mirror: YOU.

It’s easier to look at others in our lives and know what you want or need them to change. It’s not always the case that we look at ourselves as the source of change needed in our relationships. 

571: DEALING WITH CONFLICT: PART 2 — I WISH YOU WOULD JUST…

“Sometimes I wish that you were able to read my mind so that I wouldn’t have to explain myself.” —Anonymous

i wish you would

Conflict is a part of marriage. For some, it happens multiple times a week. For others, it’s over big issues.

You may be fighting about money, kids, your in-laws, sex, and all the other things you deal with every day in life.