Mar 1

Two is not better than one.

 
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Honest, candid and straightforward ideas for living a fulfilling life and reaching our potential. Hiya. I'm Matthew Royston, the husband of one, father of four, and The Bold Brit [honest, candid, Inspiring]. I grew up in Bristol, England but currently enjoy living in Utah, United States. I want to live a fulfilling life, reach my potential, and help others do the same. I have concluded that progress in our personal development, robust personal relationships, deep and abiding faith in Jesus Christ, and having a healthy body and mind are the core components of a fulfilling life. The rest of life is often insignificant, or unimportant.
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Reckless, unthoughtful, or destructive behavior need never be condoned, overlooked, or remain unaddressed.

However, as we look around ourselves and inside ourselves, we realize that, to a greater or lesser degree, we all have moments of reckless, unthoughtful, or destructive words or actions.

So we ought to extend more understanding, compassion, and tolerance of our partners or family members bad behavior.

It’s said that in love two is better than one, but when it comes to reckless, unthoughtful, or destructive words or actions, two is most certainly not better than one.

When we choose to react and respond in kind to the unthoughtful, reckless and destructive words and actions of our spouse or family members, we incite war, not peace.

Instead of having just one idiot making erroneous choices, we have two, and two can fight, two can escalate, two can destroy a marriage or family more quickly.

Although it can be hard to not retaliate or react, it’s the surest course to maintaining personal peace and marriage and family harmony.

It is my opinion that if the behavior of our spouse really is that untenable for us and we cannot seem to reconcile at all, if after pursuing every avenue to revive or revitalize our marriage has been pursued to no avail, it would be better to separate and divorce than it would be to engage in, and escalate destructive, reckless and thoughtless words and actions.

However it is also my opinion that no problem in marriage is so big that it cannot be resolved if both parties have a desire to make it work.

Either way, when it comes to reckless, unthoughtful, and destructive words and actions, two is definitely not better than one.