Garbage Day comes twice a week.
We know the days they collect; we know the general time of day they come. Yet, today we missed it! The leftovers from our wonderful dinner party on Friday will have to wait around until Thursday. It was a great party, but even a great party leaves garbage with which one must deal promptly or suffer the consequences.
How like marriage. No matter how healthy our relationship, we have garbage that must be taken care of. Pushing it aside to a dark corner of our garage doesn’t mean it won’t smell.
Garbage is…well, garbage!
How often to you purpose to talk about those “smelly topics” in your marriage? It might help to plan to talk about these issues together at a future time, so both of you can come to the curb ready to haul the junk away! You might find when the garbage is confined to spaces we relegate it together – it isn’t so difficult to talk about in a mature way.
So are you storing or hauling? Either way – grab your gloves – there’s work to be done! Better yet, plan to do this on a regular basis – it may become a regular service you provide your spouse and your marriage!