I have been thinking about how difficult this topic is. I have a friend who is struggling with a marriage that is no longer satisfying on many levels, but there are children involved. She has put time and effort in this relationship and, like all of us, began thinking it would last a lifetime. While she still cares for her husband, there is a disconnect that has been there for several years. They both have become very apathetic and are living basically as roommates. Neither are happy but do not realize that the example they are setting for children is not a good one and probably the children are not happy either.
This summer seems to be off to a rousing beginning. We had a very brief period of time we could actually call a spring season, and now we are in the throes of summer with temperatures in the mid to high eighties in the middle of May. It is temperature fluctuations like that that can give me feelings of being overwhelmed. I have a rather large yard that I am responsible for on my own, and it is when I do not have time to ease into the work that I get these feelings.
We are complex creatures, and we sometimes behave in a way that defies explanation. We live our lives doing the same thing over and over then scratch our heads and wonder why the same things keep showing up in our lives. When we become aware that we are in charge of what happens to us we are then in a place to assess those choices.