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By the time we were 19 years into our marriage he was all day, every day angry and I had lost all confidence in my home.
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Of course, the hardest thing in the world for anyone to see is oneself. I didn't know all this was what we were doing until I stepped back from where we were and looked at it as if I were on the bench.
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It didn't feel like it at first, but eventually he got. We then decided to fight the problem instead of fighting one.
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Of course, this does not guarantee we'll get to happily ever. Marriage is quite the journey and things change all the time. But our marriage is better now because it is a mindful one. We Grand Prairie mens bike an eye on our competing needs.
We no longer act on that right-now feeling without considering long-term consequences. We have made a conscious decision to be consciously married. We also have our fingers crossed. Below, a photo of the couple.
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