Now, I’m going to try to do this without spoilers, in case you want to read this.
Marriage Advice from Full Disclosure (my take on it):
- Don’t bury hurt.
- Risk talking about problems.
- If you can’t find the words in conversation, write it down . . .
- Write a letter every month including as much as you can about what is right and what is wrong and what needs to be talked about. This keeps the small things from getting larger.
- Don’t ambush the other.
- Be honest.
I really loved the part about writing a letter every month. It would be good to let it be something that is created throughout the month rather than at the last minute. It’s hard to remember things way after they happen. It could be done as just notes throughout the month (like on a collection page in a bullet journal) and then created into a thoughtful letter each month. This reminds me of the couples journal I read and wrote about before. Clearly I didn’t follow through with it and it was just over a year ago when I wrote that too. Maybe it will stick this time.
I hope these ideas are an encouragement to you,