• Good Reads 25.11.2019 No Comments

    Run your partner (quietly) through this test.

    “If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.” — AA Milne, Winnie the Pooh

    I was working with a man who was beating up on himself because he couldn’t make a relationship work.

    7 Most Desirable Traits in a Partner

    Whenever I work with people who’ve been hurt we spend time figuring out what a healthy relationship looks like so they’ll go into the next one stronger and clearer about their needs.

    1. Kindness: Your partner peels your orange (but only if you like oranges).

    “But love can only truly be measured by actions. It can be a small thing, such as peeling an orange for a person you love because you know they don’t like doing it.”
    — Marian Keyes

    In other words, your partner is kind to you, they pay attention to the little things. Lots of them. Your partner knows what you like — and what you don’t — and delivers on it. He or she will go out of their way to do something small to improve your day. And you’ll do it for them — not because you need to pay back but because you’re a good partner too. Kindness is paramount for a reason. We all have our moments but a mean and critical person will eventually bring it home — and you don’t want to be on the end of it.

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  • “Calvin? Calvin, sweetheart?”

    In the darkness Calvin heard the sound of Susie, his wife of fifty-three years. Calvin struggled to open his eyes. God, he was so tired and it took so much strength. Slowly, light replaced the darkness, and soon vision followed. At the foot of his bed stood his wife. Calvin wet his dry lips and spoke hoarsely, “Did… did you…. find him?”

    “Yes dear,” Susie said smiling sadly, “He was in the attic. “

    Susie reached into her big purse and brought out a soft, old, orange tiger doll. Calvin could not help but laugh. It had been so long. Too long.

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