Monday, September 03, 2007

Weekend follow up

Thanks to the so many of you who posted such heartfelt comments to my last post. I come back home with good news: I was able to live up to my intention! Not once did I wish or try to make B act differently than he was. And the result, of course, was that he seemed to feel more comfortable and therefore act less withdrawn. We didn't get into a single argument the whole time, either. (Not that we fight much in general, but stressful situations often lead to fights between most people, I think.)And another result was that I was better able to be myself and relax since I didn't have to worry about "managing" the situation.

But like any change, this one--coupled with a few other unrelated family changes that we evident this weekend-- did left me with a weird feeling a bit strange. I'm going to do some freewriting in my paper journal and hopefully get to the bottom of some of that. Thanks again! I really think it was putting my intention on paper that helped me stay conscious of fulfilling it. Best Blogger Tips

5 comments:

January said...

I'm glad your visit home went well. Family dynamics can be stressful so I'm happy that you were able to keep your cool.

bostonerin said...

Yay, bug! I'm glad that you found a new way to handle the situation. It's amazing what setting words onto paper can do for us, isn't it?

Bug said...

Thank you both! Erin, yes, I am really amazed that I was able to follow through, and fairly easily too! The power of words!

Tori said...

I am so glad to hear that the visit went well. I truly believe, too, in the power of words. Putting our intentions out there in writing really helps!

Repeater said...

Oh good. Definitely feels nice to work past family issues. I'm still trying, too.

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