My man and I recently finished our Pre-Cana classes through the Catholic church.
There were many aspects of this class that were very enlightening.
The whole atmosphere of the class was great. I wish we could attend one EVERY week!
We learned many new communication techniques, tips, and topics.
We learned different key concepts to help better and strengthen a relationship.
We also discussed other topics like parenting, finances, and future in laws.
Not to mention, all of these lovely tidbits are ours to keep in the form of a text book. Love it!
My favorite lesson was how to extinguish your inner anger with your partner during a fight.
When you are angry with your partner, meditate on ten reasons why you love them.
Ok, so the deacon didn’t actually say “ten” reasons, but my OCD loves that number!
Despite constantly begging, my man still got beard hairs everywhere, including my toothbrush.
This is when I would take a deep breath and reflect on the reasons why I fell in love with him.
1. He’s an amazing father.
2. He’s always there when I need him.
3. He’s even there when I don’t need him.
4. He tries very hard to make me happy.
5. He picks up the slack when work takes over my life.
tries to helps me cook even though he
7. He always considers my opinion.
8. He actually enjoys shopping.
9. He drops anything and everything to be there for my family.
10. He’s willing to sacrifice so we can shine.
After mediating on those 10 things, I realize that those beard hairs aren’t all that serious.
I calmly leave the bathroom and ask him to shave in the shower if he can’t clean up after himself.
We hung a mirror in the shower. Now he don’t have to clean up and I have a clean toothbrush! Double win.
How do you try to keep calm when arguing with a loved one?