One of the big challenges in relationship is not having role models worth emulating.
If you want to be an Olympic gymnast, you have Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas (and many others) to inspire you. If you want to be an amazing entrepreneur you have Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos to
When my husband and I had been married for 15 years, we were interviewed by a woman in New York City, I’ll call her Jessica.
She was a successful professional who was living with her boyfriend of five years. He wanted to get married, but she really wasn’t sure what she wanted.
I have benefited a great deal from witnessing other people’s challenges, growth, and celebration.
At times, I have felt comforted to see others in tough spots that I didn’t have to face, as it lead to naturally feeling more grateful for my own circumstances. Other times, I have been profoundly inspired by how powerful and fulfilled
When I attend weddings, funerals or other rites of passage, I deeply appreciate the couple tying the knot, or the loss of the one who has died, or whatever the circumstance. I am fully present for it and grateful to be participating.
At the same time, I am open (sometimes involuntarily)
When I became an adolescent my relationship with my father became increasingly complicated, confusing and painful for me, and remained that way for decades. It remained that way until a few months before his death.
When I was 18, a freshman in college, I already knew that my relationship with my