Cheat on Your Job With Your Spouse #6: Tried and Tested
Trials are good. No, they’re great for the soul. And for our relationships with family and coworkers at our job, right?
Be thankful for trials. It tests what we know. The truth is exposed. Trials validate our authority or lack thereof.
But the work doesn’t stop there when relationships become shallow after the war has been waged . So when partnerships are broken after the battle, what did we learn? Better yet, what do we practice?
In business, we practice that trials, battles, wars, fights, and disappointments that we decide to accept each other weaknesses or not. If we accept one another’s weaknesses, then we thrive for years to come. We know the worse, and that’s alright. We can work with it because his or her weakness is my sword and shield.
In marriage, accepting weakness is a routine, but magical if you allow it. Those who see a spouses’ weakness as an opportunity to find mirth but serve anyway ultimately see only good. Weird? Yeah, I know. The more bad or in this case weakness, is good?
If I show you mine, will you show me yours…weaknesses, sins, errors? There’s enchantment. Romance. Is there more natural at the job than home?
Some of us men folk have the damsel in distress complex. We can’t stand to see a woman struggle with a weight, a grocery bag, or bending down to pick up a piece of paper. But it doesn’t mean much to help if there is no opportunity. For anything. Even if its to look at a pretty girl. She could have picked the scrap piece of paper up herself. But as men the natural inclination is to save the day. Thus, the magic.
It translates to our job but often with a lot less tolerance and patience. The energy turns to competition so there must be a winner and loser. The tie can’t go to the runner.
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