Investing in Your Relationship
We owe it to ourselves, each other, and our children to be happy. When we’re happy everyone benefits. Couples researcher John Gottman points out that investing in relationship health can reap more rewards than a gym membership: research shows that a healthy relationship can extend one’s lifespan and protect against memory loss.
Even more fundamentally, joyous, loving relationships can confirm our place in the world and make manifest our highest aspirations as human beings. As William Sloane Coffin Jr. says:
“The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love.”
"Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting."
- Jack Kornfield