For the past few years, we’ve struggled to keep our marriage healthy.
My husband works for a prominent race team in NASCAR and travels to many of the races each season. Most months, he’s out of town every other week from Thursday-Sunday.
Through the first few years of his traveling, he often felt forgotten and unappreciated, and I felt unloved and unimportant, while he was out of town.
This year, though, we committed to nurturing our marriage first. Our main focus has been to keep our marriage healthy.
And friend, I can honestly say we are thriving!
I want to share four simple things that we do to keep our marriage healthy while he’s out of town.
When I go to the beach, I like to stand at the edge of the ocean, where the water crashes into the shore. I like to watch my toes sink further into the sand with each passing wave.
I attempt to lift my feet and am surprised by the amount of effort I’ll have to put forth to become un-submerged in the crashing momentum of the waves meeting the sand.
The surprise never diminishes, regardless of how many times I do this.
I realize this is what living with PMDD feels like.
For two weeks out of the month, I am standing at the edge of the ocean, where the water crashes into the shore. I can see it coming, but I don’t think it will reach me.
Surely, I’m far enough away this time.