A good marriage requires time. It requires effort. You have to work at it. You have to cultivate it. You have to forgive and forget. You have to be absolutely loyal one to another. - Gordon B. Hinckley
This is honestly how I feel... I know that as a woman you are capable of opening a door, whether it be to a building or a car, but it is common etiquette to hold the door for you. There are countless more examples of things a man should just do. Even if I am injured, if I am able to, I am going to do it!
It was the hardest decision of my life and I knew I'd be looked at as me abandoning them....Reality is step back and really look at it I was giving them life and the ultimate love by giving them the best thing for them a great life. I am now healed and motivated to show them my side and my reasoning for doing what I did. There is always a bigger truth to the "story" they were told.
We all want to trust and believe that we can share ourselves...all of ourselves...and know that our partner won't run away/shut down/criticize/look down on/or defend against. When we don't trust that we tend to abandon the parts of ourselves we think will trigger any of those responses. So we internalize or hush ourselves. We convince ourselves out of honoring our voice. We tell ourselves that only happy/positive emotion and experiences should be shared. We support a belief that people…