Which relationship in your life is your most important one today?
This could be a relationship with a family member, a neighbor, someone with whom you work, or even yourself.
And now, I’d like to ask you: Would you consider that relationship a remarkable one?
One for which you make great efforts? One for which you are proud? One for which you can claim is the most remarkable relationship you’ve ever had?
If not, take a moment and consider why not.
Why is your most important relationship not remarkable?
And what is holding you back from creating a remarkable relationship?
I’ve been thinking about this recently, regarding my relationship with my husband.
We are, thank God, doing well. We are generally happy to be in one’s company and neither of us have thoughts of leaving one another.
That being said, would I say our relationship is remarkable?
No. Not by any means.
I’d describe the relationship more as surviving.
We’re both busy, working, earning a living, raising the kids, washing the dishes, doing the laundry, cleaning the house, trying to raise our kids to be healthy, independent, and conscious human beings, shlepping the kids to their after school activities, weeding the garden, feeding the cat, going to community meetings, sitting down for a family meal together every so often – and through thick and thin – trying not to get stuck on one other.
And we will continue to survive.
I’m sure of it.
But, recently I’ve been questioning – why just settle for survival?
Why not consider something else? Like a remarkable relationship.
And so, I sat down with my husband a few weeks ago and asked him if he’s willing to consider this idea with me.
Of creating a remarkable relationship.
Where we’re not just like two ships passing in the night, but where we’re actually making time for each other, investing in each other, and relating to one another – the way a remarkable relationship would.
And after a few moments of pondering, he agreed my idea was worth exploring.
Since that conversation, we have agreed upon the one thing (though, there could be more) that can turn our relationship from one of simply surviving to one that is simply remarkable.
And we’ve started implementing that idea – which has turned our relationship around like nothing ever has in the past.
And all it took was a moment to consider.
A second just to think outside the box.
An instant to remember to seize the day.
So, I ask you again, which relationship in your life is important to you?
And if it’s not remarkable, what is holding you back from turning it into one?
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