Martha was always the family "go to". If someone needed help, if something broke, or if there was an "emergency", she was always the one person everyone called. When she was single, she didn't mind it that much. After all, everyone else had families and spouses, while Martha was usually alone. This became a problem when she started a new relationship. Sure, she had been on dates but it was never really serious. This relationship was different. Martha was in love and saw a future with this man. As they began to spend more time together, her priorities shifted. Family activities went on the back burner. It's not that she didn't love her family, but she needed and wanted to develop a
We've all taken things personally when in fact things weren't personal. It is natural to react defensively to negative or critical comments as if they are about us, especially when they are directed to us and about us. But just because someone is coming at you, doesn't mean it is really about you. Sometimes, you need to take a step back. Observe. Decide a course of action rather than react to the situation.
Rebecca and her husband both worked full time. They both had the type of jobs that tended to be stressful and sometimes they brought work stress home. It was during those stressful times that ordinary household issues became problematic.
John had the bad habit of leaving dirty