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Rovena and Rick's relationship moments

This post was first written in 2017 but it's just as true now as it was then.

The challenge of getting prepared for the Relationship Workshop is that we immediately ran into relationship challenges. Big ones. Tools don’t work (or at least it feels like they don’t). The brain thinks it would be easier to be single. But you know what, you just keep going. You persevere. We’ve been there before, we’ll probably get there again. But with every year that we’ve been together, every challenge we overcame, the commitment just grows stronger. The knowing that even if it’s tough now we just need to keep going and it’ll get better.

Rick has been incredibly patient. I have been incredibly cranky. Perimenopause is not a walk in the park. It feels like a roller coaster (without a safety harness) . His kindness defuses my crankiness and the nonsense which makes me feel even more guilty. I’m acting out (not proud of myself).

It’s hard to share. But it’s real and we move through it - doing the very best we can.