Daily Work :: Being A Good Partner

Daily Work :: Being A Good Partner

As embarrassing as this is to type, I’m a big loser. If I were to be candid, I am pretty terrible at being a good partner.

I snap at my husband for trying to show affection. I get frustrated over petty things and give him the silent treatment. I am irritable and sarcastic, and I blame my behavior on him. I try hard to do better, but I could try harder.

My husband and I are coming up on our 17th wedding anniversary this month, and I wish I could say it is always rainbows and sunshine.

I wish I could say that I am super patient and impressive, but some days I suck at it. Thankfully, my husband rolls with it. We are both far from perfect and have learned to weather the peaks and valleys of marriage together.

For those of you who feel like you are the worst partner, I want you to know that you are not alone. All of us have felt like a dumpster fire from time to time. Give yourself some grace; remember, we are all a daily work in progress. Being honest with yourself and your partner about your struggles is critical. Please do not ignore your feelings; ask for forgiveness and work it out together.

Daily Work :: Being A Good PartnerMarriage is hard work but keeping open lines of communication and not sweeping things under the rug is so important.

Elizabeth Boudreaux
Elizabeth and her husband Nicholas have been married for 13 years. They live in Geismar with their 3 children, Addison (9), Parker (5), and Laurel (2). She is from Franklin, LA and moved to Baton Rouge after receiving her Master’s in Business Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University. She is a Budget Administrator for the Department of Public Safety. She relies on sarcasm, a dry sense of humor, and the occasional cocktail to deal with the daily demands of motherhood. She loves crawfish, clean sheets, vacuuming, and the latest crime documentary on Netflix.


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