Two imperfect people got married and it was the promise that made the marriage.
The way that my wife is acting toward me says more about me than it does about her.
Only 8 percent of the families who do this are poor; 79 percent of those who fail to do this are poor.
That may be the case, but the truth is that it takes a lot of solid, stable marriages to create a village.
Someone must be there to know what we have done for those we love.
Many of us are tempted to give up and move south at this point, not realizing that maybe we’ve hit a rough spot in a marriage that’s actually above average.
So do we just keep moving on, or do we make our stand now – with this person, in this season?
You can taste in the vegetables that the soil has been cared for.
Most baby boomers and their offspring carry in our heads the internalized voice of the consumer culture—to encourage us to stop working so hard or to get out of a marriage that is not meeting our current emotional needs.
Sometimes it’s necessary but it should be avoided if at all possible because it brings about a permanent disability.
Anybody who gives themselves that option will get a divorce.
But it’s also the case that marriage doesn’t make us happy every day.
It makes one world for your child, and children will tell you that means everything to them.
Remember, sustaining a pleasurable, long-term marriage takes effort, deliberateness and an intention to learn about one another.
The best is yet to be – the last of life for which the first was made.
I asked my husband whether the spark is gone from our 18-year marriage.
The fact that both parents have a biological connection to the child would increase the likelihood that the parents would identify with the child and be willing to sacrifice for that child, and it would reduce the likelihood that either parent would abuse the child.
If one goes down the list of these programs… the need for each is either created or exacerbated by the breakup of families and marriages.
We have a public stake in healthy marriages and two-parent families.
Too many people are getting married at the infatuation level and when hard times come, it falls apart.
But we must remember, they are incredibly important for children.
We all live, it is said, in the shelter of one another.
Nearly every major social problem has deep roots in the failure of adults to form and sustain healthy marriages.
But 11 years as governor has made me somewhat of an expert on what happens when families fail.
Our children are not doing ‘family’ in ways that are going to promote the well-being of our grandchildren.
And when our children were growing up, it wasn’t a house that protected them; and it wasn’t our love that protected them – it was that promise.
Not just between the couple but to the community at large, to generations past and to those yet to be born.
When your spouse shares something exiting, match their enthusiasm.
Do you remember the ’70s, they had all these ’empowering’ groups where you tell everybody everything?
They’d be tending each other’s illnesses, filling in each other’s faulty memories, dealing with the money troubles or the daughter’s suicide, or the grandson’s drug addiction.
The problem with giving up, of course, is that our next marriage will enter its own winter at some point.
That’s the moral, existential question we face when our marriage is in trouble.
It is wonderful to sit and have lunch in his gardens around harvest time.
No marriage does, but your marriage serves as so much more than just a vehicle for immediate individual adult needs.
We’ve fallen in love with the wedding industry when what we nee d is a marriage industry.
Our hearts know this and our nation must recognize this.
Yet, we need fathers and families precisely because we are human.
And our urgent hope is one of the oldest hopes of humanity, to turn the hearts of children toward their parents, and the hearts of parents toward their young.
Bush has proposed, as part of welfare reform reauthorization, the creation of a pilot program to promote healthy and stable marriage.
This sum represents one penny to promote healthy marriage for every five dollars the government spends subsidizing single parenthood.
So far, the silence about the issue among our leaders is deafening.
When it happens on a massive scale, the community itself is crippled.
Johnson in what he called his “greatest civil rights speech,” although he was just about the only one to see it that way.
And even when we don’t believe in them, we want to be with them.
If you are married you are generally healthier, you have fewer emotional difficulties, your children are more likely to graduate from school and less likely to be involved in deviant behavior.
What’s not clear is what are we going to do about it?
Roman Republic by en.wikipedia.org
Each consul had the capacity to act as a check on his colleague, if necessary through the same power of veto that the kings had held.
In times of war, they could be summoned for military service.
For the poorest, one of the few effective political tools was their withdrawal of labour and services, in a “secessio plebis “; they would leave the city en masse, and allow their social superiors to fend for themselves.
The issue of debt relief for the plebs remained indeed pressing throughout the century.
Popular assemblies were by now sovereign; this put an end to the crisis, and to plebeian agitation for 150 years.
Carthage sent reinforcements, including 60 elephants – the first time they used them, but still lost the battle.
Most of the king’s former functions were transferred to two consuls, who were elected to office for a term of one year.
If a consul abused his powers in office, he could be prosecuted when his term expired.
Plebeians had no access to high religious and civil office,[ii] and could be punished for offences against laws of which they had no knowledge.
The first such secession occurred in 494, in protest at the abusive treatment of plebeian debtors by the wealthy during a famine.
During the early republic, senators were chosen by the consuls among their supporters.
Elgin Marbles by en.wikipedia.org
Ottoman archives despite its wealth of documents from the same period and its veracity is disputed.
Even at the time the acquisition inspired much debate, although it was supported by “many persuasive calls” for the purchase.
I then applied alkalies, both carbonated and caustic; these quickened the loosening of the surface dirt. .. but they fell far short of restoring the marble surface to its proper hue and state of cleanliness.
Yet another effort to clean the marbles occurred in 1937–38.
Its history has been a series of good intentions marred by the occasional cock-up, and the 1930s cleaning was such a cock-up”.
Four years later, the dowel hole in a centaur’s hoof was damaged by thieves trying to extract pieces of lead.
Until cleaning of the remaining marbles was completed in 2005, black crusts and coatings were present on the marble surface.
The explosion blew out the building’s central portion and caused the cella’s walls to crumble into rubble.
Its authenticity has been questioned, as it lacked the formalities characterising edicts from the sultan.
The document was recorded in an appendix of an 1816 parliamentary committee report.
I shall endeavour to remedy this without, however, having recourse to any composition that can injure the surface of the marble.
The tools used were seven scrapers, one chisel and a piece of carborundum stone.
This includes an incident in 1961 when two schoolboys knocked off a part of a centaur’s leg.
In 1970 letters were scratched on to the upper right thigh of another figure.
Coffee In The Herb Garden and A Question For You by agardenforthehouse.com
Or, talk about your stay-cation at home, and what you did to relax.
Also in the herb garden are myriad houseplants on summer holiday.
I ate lobster and clams fresh from the pound and drank wine at sunset every night.
Cooking for 10, washing dishes for 10, and plenty of games and beach time.
Our second objective is to knock one off of our bucket list.
Started some herbs this spring and am enjoying an abundance of sweet basil.
If your passport will expire less then three or six months before the date you return you will not be allowed to fly to some countries.
You are the best when it comes to a tasty recipe!
I gps’d myself right to her little rustic cabin (in 4 days!) and arrived just as she and her husband arrived home from work …….surprise!
It was the trip of a lifetime for me, away from the cacophony of the internet and the electronic world in which we live, alone with my thoughts and solitude for the drive there and back, with two weeks of bliss in the great outdoors cocooned in the love and home of my sweet daughter.
The summer has been filled with cleanup, demolition, and lots of sweat and tears.
The outer leaves have been chewed by insects, but the tight “heads” within are in fine, insect-free condition.
I suspended these from brackets attached to the clapboard wall at the south end of the herb garden.
Hopefully the weather will be our friend because even though we are in our sixties, we still prefer to camp in a tent!
I love your blog and cannot wait till your cookbook is ready!
We are going to have a wonderful time exploring it with her and her kiddos.
Living on a little farm, it is really hard for me to get away for more than a few hours.
Gov. Haslam Grants Executive Clemency To Inmate Cyntoia Brown by wsmv.com
I am thankful to my lawyers and their staffs, and all the others who, for the last decade have freely given of their time and expertise to help me get to this day.
She is expected to complete her bachelor’s degree later this year.
He has yet again demonstrated that mercy, redemption and forgiveness have an important place in our democracy and criminal justice system.
He continues to review and consider additional clemency requests.
Brown was raised in an environment saturated with physical and psychological abuse.
Considering her many obstacles, she has persevered and dedicated herself to personal growth.
I would also like to thank all the supporters of this great noble effort to bring justice for this young woman.
I am proud to have been a part of this movement, and look forward to continuing the progress we have begun over these past few months.
Brown while in custody, including her graduation from college and her conduct while incarcerated.
Thank you to my family for being a backbone these past 14 years.
Brown’s parole conditions will require her not to violate any state or federal laws.
This means she would not have been eligible for parole consideration until 2055 unless the governor stepped in.
Cyntoia is the number one reason that she is getting this second chance, because she has grown and embraced all the positivity and progress that we expect of upstanding people in our society.
Cyntoia should be proud of herself, and people of good conscience should be proud as well.
This triumph was a team effort led by legislators, concerned citizens, and public icons all around the nation.
Cottonwood Marble Canyon Loop by alltrails.com
We hiked 19 miles back to the car, last two hours in darkness.
You can drive the 8 miles in with 2wd high clearance.
Springs were flowing in cottonwood canyon and a small spring in marble canyon.
If you are going counter clockwise, it is a hard left up the canyon at the first big tree.
Walking the road the first day was boring, but the trail got much better after the road ended.
There was water flowing at the three marked springs although you have to look for it (except cottonwood spring which was flowing well downstream of the campsites).
We liked doing the gentle uphill of cottonwood, marble canyon would be much steeper going uphill.
Do not attempt to drive beyond the parking area if you do not have an off-road vehicle.
It’s stunning, a real adventure, but really for those with experience.
Climb on the left side of the fall, which has more handholds.
Because daylight is scarce this time of year, we got up at 4am each day to start.
The total length can be shortened considerably if you continue driving along the road.
I was in a 4×4 truck with big tires, but anything can still happen.
The trail is easily accessed by a rental car via a gravel road, and there are some bathrooms at the trail head.
Other than some of the rock climbing, it’s an easy trail that you can enjoy with your family.
Very secluded and there are some neat spots out there to rest and relax.
This led us to what we now have learned to be an “impassible” canyon.
Thankfully there is plenty of shade in a lot of sections of the hike.
Those open sections were brutal, especially towards the end of the day.
We did it in two full days and are in relatively decent shape.
We camped below the saddle on cottonwood side and yes, there were wild horses that visited our packs in the night.
Temperatures were in the 70’s during the day and probably 40’s at night.
We didn’t see any snakes or wild horses, but we did see lots of jack rabbits on day 2.
There was water at cottonwood spring, but not the other two sources.
The hike has a lot of shifty terrain, definitely wear sock liners and pack some moleskin, we got lots of blisters.
We got nervous with the road and stopped, but other cars made it just fine.
I prefer going counterclockwise in 3 days, less uphill in sand hiking.
Really cool geology structures, amazing views and petroglyphs.
Getting down the dry falls on marble was a little tricky but it has some good hand and foot holds to help.
There is basically a steep gully you’re supposed to go down.
There is also a turn we missed near the rock choke after the marble slots.
That traverse from the first saddle, to the second is not difficult but you must pay attention.
First cottonwood spring and dead horse spring were only mildly active but the main cottonwood spring was very active (pictured).
If you want to take it very easy and get some side hikes in, three days is very doable.
The hike itself is awesome and the petroglyphs are really cool.
Since we weren’t certain of the water situation we hauled our water.
Maybe not a good idea if it’s hot, but for us it was no problem.
I popped my tire and had to change to the spare on the sand road, changing a flat in sinking sand was fun!
I wouldn’t recommend driving to the trail head without a high clearance vehicle some of the rocks are quick large to get over.
Definitely do this as a morning hike when the sun is cresting into the canyon.
Lots of hidden mine shafts and stellar views of the sunset!
We made it through the correct pass but had a bad hand-drawn map that sent us to the right of a hill that we were supposed to go left around.
Some scrambling and having to hack through foliage that had taken over the trail.
Marble Hornets by reddit.com
For all the foreshadowing and hype, it’s never elaborated on.
Jessica was just shown lying there in one frame and gone the next and the operator wasn’t even in the background.
Then he could’ve taken her to the mental health clinic and got her on the pills to keep her removed from the situation and safe from the operator.
But seriously, why did totheark have the missing audio and footage?
Tim finally chucked that mask (and may have been using it this whole time)?
I think this will be the biggest mystery of the entire series.
Trosephim’s part to keep speculation going well beyond the end of the series, but there could be some clues we’re missing.
Was he really meant to be underwhelming, or is there something more to him?
African American History Questions Including “Who Was The First Hispanic World Heavyweight Boxing Champion” by answers.com
The constitution granted woman the right to vote in?
These people are often lightning rods for controversybecause of the divisive issues that they address.
What conflicts came along with the i have a dream speech?
He was best known for piloting the aircraft to drop the first bomb in the history of war.
During the formation of the continental army, many free blacksenlisted.
Immediately after abolition the former slaves joined the unionarmy, fleeing form the south.
It is a long process but if you are willing to put in the time and take the obvious risks they will fill your pockets n.
King uses a number of techniques to persuade his audience tojoin his campaign.
How did the automobile affect where some people chose to live in the 1920s?
He was able to read and write to some degree, having beenself taught, but had no formal education.
Why did many northaners go to the south during reconstruction?
People could work like the slaves has but they lived and ate free without force.
When his grandmother passed away in may 1941, he tried commitingsuicide by jumping from the second story window of his house.
What men led a revolt of enslaved africans in saint domingue?
The white hairs you find are common in all black labs, if you lookclosely you will find many white hairs.
Several slave-owners sent their slaves to fight in theirstead.
This is in reference to “the church within the church”, or the part of church beyond organized.
In your will it reads your husbands name your name should it read your husbands name or your name?
In what ways are black people being treated fairly and in what ways are black people being treated unfairly now?
Basically he he made the decision that apartheid needed to be reformed, he dismantled petty apartheid laws and then announced the end of apartheid altogether.
Job Interview Question and Answer: Describe A Time When You Were Faced With A Difficult by careerfaqs.com.au
Ideally, don’t make it about a personal clash with a co-worker, but rather a professional challenge that places you in a positive light.
Keep in mind they are interested in determining how your actions and decisions will affect the business, so always describe a conclusion that shows you acting in a positive way for the company.
Find out here some of the things that recruiters hate so that you can avoid them and snag that dream job.
Don’t dredge up a catastrophe that resulted in personal or professional failure – stick to a story with a happy ending.
The interviewer is also trying to determine what you define as ‘difficult’ so try to choose an example that was challenging but not impossible to resolve.
Clearly explain how you identified the problem and reached a solution both professionally and quickly, and what the final positive outcome was.
See our full list of interview questions and answers to help you in your next interview!
Here’s how to become an inspiring leader who knows how to motivate and get the best out of your team.
Consensus: The Only Way To Go&Nbsp; by zimbabwesituation.com
I know there are many people now in government who believe or trust their policies.
The proponents of economic policies in the country took development and politics for granted.
They should set aside their political differences and rescue the situation the country finds itself in.
There is only one thing that our politicians lack; for one to be a hero, it means you have to stand for the people.
Unfortunately, these are not small problems; they are big and need to be addressed properly.
But all will be in vain, if these political leaders do not unite for development.
For effective international engagement to be realised, our leaders should unite and iron out their differences.
They will always know once they have stollen the remain in power plundering as the nation nosedives.
Mdala wethu did not do that, his situation was not of being rigged but being feared and persecuted because of his right ideology.
Our real problem is that too many people want to benefit from the system without sweating – witness the kind of churches sprouting all over and the kind of people se eking political office.
Selling ready made goods does not equate to production!
Our politics and religious beliefs have become excuses for doing nothing with our lives.
We need to get to know the reason why our country is dying.
Better for the world or other political analysts to mock you as a leader after you have humbled yourself to the trending conditions, nomatter how hard they would be, so as to save the people.
Despite all the criticism, the two chose peace and their names are among the great heroes who once saved in this country.
The government is trying to respond to these problems by using short-term interventions.
One cannot preach sanity and development to someone who is in disagreement.
Some of them are going to work only to protect their positions, in case the economy revives one day.
However, it did not take half a year before the international community started raising eyebrows.
Allowing thieves to remain holding onto stollen posts has caused them to become more bold.
There need to come a time when you cannot negotiate with them.
Negotiating and recognizing a thief enboldens the these and entrenches their ways in the future.
So long as we keep on talking of “enemies of the state” and “stolen elections” we are doomed.
We are just not prepared to put in an honest day’s work in real productive work.
We just need to sing less and work more to produce in spite of and despite the posturing of our leaders – political, religious, or otherwise.
An Apologetic O.J. Simpson Is Granted Parole After Serving 9 Years To Be Released In by washingtonpost.com
Simpson was granted parole for a 2008 armed-robbery and kidnapping conviction.
Simpson mouthed the words “thank you” as he stood and returned to his cell, where he will remain until fall.
Simpson cracked up when he was initially told that his hearing is the same that all inmates receive, despite the media attention this hearing is attracting.
Simpson also stated that he had taken a course during his time in prison on “alternatives to violence” and told one commissioner that he had been “asked many times to mediate” situations involving his fellow inmates.
The choices he made nine years ago were clearly wrong and … counterproductive.
It is not expected that victims or prosecutors would protest his parole.
Commissioners are not limited to just considering the points system, though.
Board is required to reach a decision to grant or deny parole.
I don’t think anyone could have honored this institution better.
As a family, we recognize that he is not a perfect man but has done his best to be true to his character.
My dad recognizes that he took the wrong approach and could have handled the situation differently.
The board will consider a pre-sentence investigation, a parole hearing report, a risk assessment and letters of support or opposition.
That time, the panel consisted of two board members who deliberated and gave their recommendation to the full seven-member board.
This time, because the board wants to minimize the media circus and return to its work as quickly as possible, four board members will be present.
Marble by marble.kde.org
Creating the web interface was an interesting and educational activity.
For example routes which are created when offline will be in that situation.
However, the rotation angle was not the only problem source, as issues also appeared when displaying overlays that extended over the antimeridian.
The tile rendering approach is still a big buggy, but some conclusion can still be drawn at this stage.
At this point, the performance becomes an issue and there the reduction of the rendering speed can easily be observed when trying to rotate the globe around.
We are required to cease coding, polish rough edges, fill in survey questions and write blog posts like this one.
I have evolved from a web newbie to a web enthusiast and had the chance to meet great people.
Users can use “cloud routes” dialog to manage their cloud routes.
The second route is already saved to user’s device, but isn’t on the cloud.
The third route is on the cloud but not saved to the device.
In fact, this turned out to be the most annoying corner case, as dealing with it meant treating multiple situations separately and led to ugly code.
If you don’t currently know much about overlays, they are basically pictures that get displayed on top of certain areas on the globe instead of plain terrain being rendered.
However, rendering multiple overlays is a time-consuming process and displaying them on the map may be done in multiple ways, depending on whether performance is preferred over display quality or viceversa.
As it turned out, the difference in quality isn’t actually as big as expected in the favour of the dynamic approach, so we might reconsider our options of rendering the overlays on the fly.
And we have to consider that this is only one overlay that we’ve been rendering!
I hope we will be making a decision tomorrow and have the final version implemented as soon as possible!
It is easier than bookmark sync, because bookmark sync requires merging and conflict handling.
The one on the left uploads the route currently displayed to cloud while the other one brings up cloud routes dialog.
Next time we will probably talk about setting the project up and its incipient stages or even get so far as to talk about the first implemented feature.
Emery Marble: Person Pictures and Information by fold3.com
Some people said they could crack more corn with a plumping stone.
The men not employed in extra duties were alternately employed in doing scouting duty, garrisoning the forts or block houses, while a relief was attending to their farms.
The land is rolling prairie and bluffs, interspersed with numerous groves of timber, especially along the water courses.
In connection with it was a grist mill or “corn cracker,” which worked so slowly that it is said a man waiting for his grist could eat all but the toll while the grinding was being done.
Lots were sold to eastern people, and several came on to inspect the new metropolis.
They also attempted to operate a corn cracker at the mill, but it wasn’t a success.
The mills were used only three or four months of the year because there was insufficient water in the races to provide power.
The said land to be offered for sale in such lots, or parcels, as the administrator shall deem best for the interest of the estate, on the day of sale.
The coniferous forests surrounding the plains provided a ready supply of timber for fuel and building materials.
What To Do When Your Man Starts Taking You For Granted by loveevolvethrive.com
Taking someone for granted is when a person is not appreciating something or someone for what they are, have to offer or are doing for them.
I believe when someone is taking us granted, it is of primary importance to first sit down to a conversation about it- vulnerable, raw and real .
Be willing to step forward, dialogue about the subject and change your behavior if needed.
Things can begin to feel monotonous and though you hate to admit it, there may be a lack of creativity in how you approach one another.
It’s easy to think of ourselves because we are in our own bodies, but we must take some responsibility for how our actions affect our partners.
Make it a point to share at least 1-2 meals with one another every single day or have a morning routine with one another, even if it means getting up sooner.
Bring up specific things that are going on in their daily life, and allow them space to open up to you .
The more you actively stay present in each others experiences, the more you will rely on and cherish the small moments you have with one another.
Before you come to the conclusion that your partner may be taking you for granted, you must ask yourself those questions.
Not everyone has the same expectations of a partner or the same responses when that partner does not behave exactly as you might want.
Sometimes it is not your partner whose behavior has changed that much.
Make sure you are aware of where the gap is before you approach your partner to talk about it.
Ask yourself if you attract those kind of partners and often feel they come on strong at the beginning but then give much less as time goes by.
If you are fine with you, and know that you haven’t done anything to push your partner away, then you need to look at his life and the pressures that may be causing stress.
That is hard to do if you’re taking the pull-away personally but it’s often the best place to start in any case.
If you’ve done so and now either feel comfortable enough to show them, or can’t hold them back any longer, your current complaint can come as a real surprise to someone who had no reason to expect it.
Make certain he or she can handle the level of desire/disappointment that you are feeling.
The dialogue you open will help both of you understand what is really happening.
And being creative made her feel good – then off she went to class.
The bottom line is we attract people who treat us like we treat ourselves .
Authentic respect and appreciation from another is a reflection of true respect and appreciation for oneself .
The idea that marriage is forever and ever until death do we part.
In other words take the lead and show their partner what it means to not be taken for granted.
This will send a very strong message that you are serious about needing some changes.
The tendency to mind read and attribute negative meaning runs high when we are feeling hurt or neglected.
Most of us do that at one time or another and can generally snap out of it with a gentle reminder.
For those of you who are single, you may want to make you intentions clear from the start.
Unless you make your desires known, you may find yourself frustrated that your dreams are not the same as your partners.
If you rely on your partner to make you happy, you can be setting yourself up for disappointment .
Don’t wait for someone to change before you’ll be happy or you’ll you be waiting a long time.
Instead, take responsibility for the energy you bring into a room.
You can’t complain about your partner taking you for granted if you are partly responsible for creating a negative, non-supportive atmosphere yourself.
Become mindful of your feelings, obligations, and the demands that you are under.
Make sure that you are eating right, getting enough sleep, and balancing work and play.
Check to see if you are experiencing any stress related to work or other responsibilities that may be affecting you.
Taking time for self-care will mean that you must set some limits .
Saying no is one of the most valuable skills to learn in life.
Whatever area you feel you are being taken for granted for, stop doing
Whether it’s the way you spend your evenings together, the way you make love, or the way you handle everyday affairs, you start to get into habits.
We must be conscious and we must show up for our loved ones, every single day.
Ask your partner about what’s going on for them and actively listen.
Instead, try to make eye contact and ask how they’re feeling.
When you stop connecting in small ways each day, the bridge between you gets longer and longer.
Are your feelings proportional to what you see is going on?
Still others measure availability by gestures, phrases, or even just patience.
You may be giving a great deal more at the beginning and then wanting to cash in later.
Sometimes a too willing partner, coming from a place of insecurity, attracts a rescuer who likes the easy role of stepping in to make things temporarily better, or expects his availability to be less needed over time.
A partner who has been successfully attentive, but then suddenly pulls away has turned his energy outward to something that is more interesting or rewarding, or is really upset with you.
If they are evident, you need to put yourself aside and reach out to help him.
They mask or suppress thoughts and feelings that will eventually emerge.
Or you may be a person who has always been emotive and passionate and your partner is tiring of that much drama.
When you’ve taken the time to really access your honest position, you can approach your partner with what you need, but also how you arrived at those conclusions and whether or not he or she agrees with your evaluation.
She proceeded to tell me she used to be so creative, ambitious, and independent.
I suggested she pull her energy back, do some course correction, and start making herself the most important person in her life.
Rebecca told him it wasn’t his responsibility to make her feel good about herself, it was hers.
When a spouse takes the other for granted, this usually means that they act as if their partner is always going to be with them no matter how they are being treated.
At the heart of this behavior and attitude generally is the belief of unconditional love.
Not treating it as if were a living entity that if not nurtured and fed it will die.
Share that they feel sad, hurt, frustrated, and angry that they believe that they are being taken for granted.
Hopefully their partner will want to participate and make the time to be involved again and finds the experience pleasurable to be involved in this way again .
If your partner doesn’t want to participate in therapy go for yourself.
Remember not confronting the situation only makes things worse over time.
Now there are ways to complain and there are ways not to complain.
Accusations create unnecessary conflict and are often fueled by hurt feelings rather than facts .
Until you know for certain that your partner is a selfish taker, assume that he/she has just gotten distracted by their own busy life.
Just this awareness can eliminate a lot of frustration and disappointment and help you to do better.
If you and your partner’s expectations are different, you can be setting yourself up for frustration .
Never assume anything, especially that what you want is the same as what someone else wants.
If you’re communication skills are poor, you can be setting yourself up for many misunderstandings and disagreements .
Most people just want to be heard and understood, but because we all have our own agendas, we sometimes don’t pay enough attention to the words of others.
If you aren’t aware of the impact you have on others, you will live your life clueless .
Oprah has always said that if you knew better you would do better.
With insight and a willingness to change, you can do better, because you now know better.
If you have let your spiritual needs go unattended, get back to your spiritual practices.
Take the time to care for yourself before approaching your partner.
You will have to cut back on some things that may be less necessary.
After you have taken the time to rebalance your life and tune in to your needs, you can approach your partner with less blame and more openness.
Stories Desired by storiesdesired.com
She grinned and moved into my line of sight, then rested her chin on the heel of her hand and smiled at me, still stirring her drink.
D cup on a girl that size is definitely something that will hold the average man’s attention for longer than a few seconds!
They rested on the table, her sweating drink propped between them.
She turned and looked at me, the breeze blowing her hair across her pretty face.
Long, tanned legs seemed to go on forever, ending in little white thongs on the feet.
She smiled at me over her shoulder, having noticed the movement and bulge.
Giggling, she let go of the hem of her skirt and straightened up, turning her back to the railing and modestly smoothing down the front of the ruffles, still flipping in the wind.
I answered, watching as she she slowly crossed her legs, running her hands over her smooth, silky thighs.
She loved to suck me as well, but her favorite was to get my cock balls deep in her pussy, over and over again!
A couple with two small children came out, with the kids immediately starting to run around in circles, laughing as they fell because of the swells.
I put my arm around her and she lay down with her head on my lap, looking up at me.
I dunno if my mom’s gonna go for it though,” she said matter-of-factly.
She giggled and arched her eyebrows at me from behind her sunglasses.
I could see seals basking on the rocks near the surf, surveying us intelligently as we passed by.
Becca kicked off her jandals again and put her feet up on my knees.
I don’t want the chance of word getting out and me showing up and finding some damn tourists there.
We camp one night on the riverbank, then get up early and hike all day the next day too.
The springs are in a sort of meadow near a big, open, cave-like overhanging cliff.
I promised to come have some beers with him upon my return, and he bade us farewell.
Suddenly, she jumped up and down, waving off over the throng.
She had a body not unlike her sister’s, only even more curvaceous.
She tossed her long dark hair as she stepped back to look at me.
We small-talked on our way out to the ute, me carrying pretty much every bag while the two girls held hands and gabbed away.
I could barely think straight as her warm body pressed tight against me, her tits bouncing with every jerk and bump of the ute.
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It took me quite some time, perhaps too much, and the short story turned into an epic one.
I took a long drink from my pint glass and furtively watched the rugby match on the big-screen over her shoulder.
She had light brown hair, lightly wavy and shiny, which seemed to fall about her shoulders perfectly every time, even though she always acted like she didn’t care.
She was only 5’2″ and weighed 110 lbs, most of which was in her buns and boobs.
Lucy was a really nice girl, glowing over her recent engagement and promotion.
She wore a white spaghetti-strap top that looked like it was about to walk off the job; not only did it have to cover her, but it was supporting her as well, a double-task that made the thin little straps look about ready to snap.
I adjusted myself in my pants just as she looked back at me.
We were alone on the last upper deck, and she bit her lip in a show of mock-nervousness and slowly lifted her skirt a smidgen to show a bit of smooth, perfect ass.
She laughed, looking around again and bending a bit further over the railing.
The sun rolled out from behind a cloud and silhouetted her perfectly, the skirt proving to be quite see-through.
I was somewhat less inclined, but she knew that it took very little teasing to get me to do anything she wanted to do.
Welly, she had waved happily between moans to a passing group of college girls below our balcony.
Becca smiled and rolled her eyes as she came over to sit next to me.
The rails went so close to the crashing sea that if a big wave broke right at the correct time, the train would get soaked in the spray.
We sat in an old-style car, facing each other in the seats.
It’s way off in the boonies, off the trail and off the roads.
Becca, where have you been hiding all this man?
” she asked, laughing, as she pinched at my bulging shoulders and arms.
She even had to straddle the stick, a phrase that had me cooking up all kinds of images in my head.
They were lightly tanned and oh-so-smooth, and the skirt seemed to ride higher and higher as we drove, laughing and talking about this and that.
Her legs slid perfectly together as she moved to sit sideways in the ute, her back to me.