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The Importance of Healing Together


Twelve years ago, you changed my family's life.  My husband and I married young and didn't know each other well (which we now know is important!).  A year later, I gave birth to our first son at home, but that event was riddled with trauma and lifelong injuries for my son and injuries for me.  Surgeries, physical therapy, and unknowns about our son's future led to my having anxiety attacks as I was completely overwhelmed.  This led to misunderstandings and arguments with my husband.  I started forgetting about being a wife, since I was so focused on being a mother to my special needs baby.  This went on for a full year.

We knew something had to change, and that's when I snagged a copy of "The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands" from my mother's bookshelf.  I had wondered if a lot of the problem was me, and I knew you'd have the truth on those pages.  And you changed everything.  You helped me understand where I was going wrong and how to realign my priorities.  In doing so, my family came back together, and we created peace and understanding among us.  My husband and I healed together, instead of hurting apart.  I was amazed at how much I had to do with this and how much was "in my court" to change.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  Your wise words helped make us the couple and family we are now.



Tags: Character-Courage-Conscience, Choose Wisely-Treat Kindly, Marriage, Mental Health, The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Values
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