The other day I read the funniest tweet ever…
“been quarantined with my wife for four weeks now. At this point, I have more risk of getting killed by her than by a crummy virus.”
I laughed out loud and shared it with my friends and especially my husband.
I couldn’t help but think how stretched our relationship has become during this time.
Robert and I have a strong relationship. It’s definitely not perfect, but we have mutual respect for each other that allows for each of us to live in our lanes confidently, cheering each other on to be and do our best.
We laugh, argue, cry, love, with respect and when we’ve had enough we can sit quietly.
What have I learned about marriage during this forced in your face quarantine with your significant other is the following:
Marry someone you like
Marry someone you respect
Marry someone that makes you laugh
Marry someone that respects your need for space in the same space!
Marry someone that will step up when you need to step away
Marry someone that lets you sleep
Marry someone that brings you breakfast, lunch, and dinner in bed!
Marry someone of the same faith
Marry someone that will encourage you when you feel discouraged
Marry someone that loves the natural you
These past 20 plus days have been nothing but a rollercoaster ride in our home. Navigating through food, toiletries, finances, family issues, and figuring out how not to lose our way.
One thing I know for sure, when we look at each other we know we are safe.
We are in the same space together, yet we are safe.
We are laughing so hard we cry, yet we are safe.
We argue to the point of exhaustion, yet we are safe.
So for those relationships that feel stretched, challenged, and are exhausted- remember you should always feel safe.
Choose your partner wisely.