Saturday, November 23, 2013

Teetering on the edge

~ Vertigo (Do The Demolition) | Duran Duran ~

Relationships can become out of balance
 and one-sided if we don’t occasionally
 check in with each other.

"One of the most beautiful qualities of an intimate relationship is the give and take of energy that occurs between two people. In the best-case scenario, both people share the talking and listening, and the giving and receiving of support, equally. 
Occasionally, within any relationship, the balance shifts and one person needs to listen more, or give more. Generally, over a long period of time, even this exception will take on a balanced rhythm; we all go through times when we take more and times when we give more."
Source:  Daily Om 

It has been a trying time!  We are still without running water . . . the end of Week #7 . . . no immediate end in site.  Having a well system rather than the convenience of municipality provided water really does suck. Our municipality wants at least $15,000 to get hooked up since this area is not set up for this service you would think is routine in a "modern" big city.  It doesn't matter that we pay local taxes!

The strange thing is that this whole time of unforeseen hardship, The Captain and I have become closer than we were before.

There have been times I felt as though I absolutely could not deal with this problem any longer.  Those times of teetering on the edge of sanity and insanity, that loss of balance, proved to be opportunities of soul searching and comfort.  The discouraging times for The Captain found me experiencing optimism which has helped him going.

As problems arise, we find solutions . . . it is not the end of the world.  We have so much to be grateful for.

We are living the above quote . . . hardships can become blessings . . . believe it or not!


My Meddling Mind said...

I really hope you get this water issue resolved soon. I find it amazing how in times of extreme challenges, some relationships can get stronger. I know for my sister and her husband things were real hard living up in the mountains off a generator and in the brutal winter having problems with the water, but it also made her marriage stronger. Yet, for me and my husband, teetering on the edge of insanity has nearly tore us apart, we are now beginning to actually speak to each other, which is good, I'm staying hopeful. All in all, you are right Gina, " hardships can become blessings."


Gina Alfani said...

Stay hopeful and don't give up! The Captain and I made a pact that this hardship would not mess with our relationship.

Sometimes I guess it is in the way you approach the situation. We have made this water problem an adventurous game, although I have my moments of insanity. The most difficult thing for me is washing dishes as we are still cooking full meals and have the usual mess to clean up.

I try to stay grateful and realize that there are people in this world who are living in conditions that make this water situation really tame. This too shall pass!

Happy that things are getting better in your relationship . . . do little things that are spontaneous and unexpected to spoil him. That is one of the tricks we use on each other when times get tense.

Take care sweetie . . . thanks for commenting :)


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