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Don't try to give your partner the world;
Don't try to give your partner the world; you will fail miserably.
"You can't be everything for one person" is written somewhere in the fine print of a relationship contract. When I first heard this sentence, it sounded like some new-age, progressive, millennial/gen Z excuse for half-hearted commitment. Yet, it's a harsh reality.
I can be my wife's provider, counselor, protector, and lover, and the list goes on. However, there are roles I can never fulfill. My CV doesn't include being a mother, sister, or girlfriend — sometimes I even struggle to be the basic comic relief. Marriage has given me a greater understanding of what it means to give someone the world. Enabling is more important than giving. It's not possible for my wife to fight all the battles that a man needs to face, but knowing that she stands in my corner is what keeps me getting back up every time I hit the mat.
Hey Lovebirds, I apologize for being MIA last week and not posting anything. Whenever I take a short break from this newsletter, it takes me a while to get back into the flow of things. Hence, this super short post. But on another note, I have some exciting guest contribution posts cooking. Stay tuned!
While I have your attention, I have a quick question for all of you: Which city is everyone from?
(I'm planning to hit the road this summer and I want to know the hotspots to visit.)