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Today's word is when..
What do you do when your marriage becomes so routine that every conversation seems like it's played out a thousand times before, when you feel like you can predict what your husband or wife will do in every situation?
When you feel that nagging irritation at things you used to find charming?
What do you do?
Chances are that your spouse has not gotten dull, or has taken a stupid-boring-so-YESTERDAY pill.
You've just stopped paying attention.
We all grow, and as Tennyson said in his wonderful poem "Ulysses", we are a p[art of all that we have met.
Your mate is meeting life, every day, just like you.
but are you listening? Do you still care?
Do you want to hear the refinements, the enrichment of a soul you once held in esteem above every other?
Or do you just want something new...like the driver who trades in a serviceable car for the latest model, or the job-hopper who's looking for the next big career move?
It's an important question; you have to chose between the bright surface of the new, roiling in flashing rapids, or the deep, still water of the known but undiscovered country.
Think of it as a treasure hunt...you're not likely to find a treasure chest in the rapids.
it'll be hidden in the deep water.
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