|ADHD & Marriage - Weekly Marriage Tip - October 14, 2011|
Heart to Heart
Tips for Thriving in your Marriage
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“We must recognize the truth of our history without letting ourselves become captive to it. Our personal history should inform but not confine our present path.”
Captive to the Past
Our unique personal history is how we got to our current “present path.” As such, it should certainly inform us. However, if we remain bound by that past then we assure that we will remain on the path we currently follow. For many struggling couples, that idea is too much to bear.
In order to free ourselves from the “captivity” of the past, my husband and I chose to create an “old relationship” and a “new relationship.” The old relationship is where the bad stuff happened. We acknowledge we did the best we could, but that we didn’t like the results. Our new relationship is the place where we make (and continue to make) the choices that will get us to a stronger love.
We refuse to be held captive by the old relationship interactions. Here are just a few of the specific ways we do this:
Together, you can move away from being held captive by your past.
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© 2011 Melissa Orlov