self awareness, spouse awareness: two things that make marriage easier

by Joanna on January 21, 2013

Sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference or keep the peace.  In a marriage, and in life, a little self awareness can go a long way. Same goes for spouse awareness.

For example, I know that I get really grumpy when I’m hungry.  Seriously, I think I start growling before my stomach does.  It’s taken a few hungry tifs for me to realize that this could all be prevented if I just make sure I eat a little something (even if that means I don’t save my appetite). This prevents me from snapping at my husband unneccessarily just because I’m hungry.

Likewise, I know that when we’re going somewhere and planning to leave at a certain time, Mike wants to leave at that time.  After a few grumpy car rides, I realized that I should make more of an effort to get out the door on time.

What are some small things you do to keep the peace or prevent fights?

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