wk4 reading: Art of Possibility – The WE Story

marriageTelling the WE story has me reflecting on my marriage. We have been together for 15+ years. Part of our success is the ability to communicate. We talk about everything including small talk. Topics will vary and sometimes we will argue. Even though we may argue about things, we tend to in the end come up with the possibility of agreeing to disagree. It is because of this philosophy, we find that we cannot stay angry at one another. Agreeing to disagree allows for mutual respect. It is this mutual respect that gives us our inner strength within our relationship. Another thing that made us stronger is that we were friends first and later to become best friends. Best friends do everything together and support one another in their endeavors. I truly believe that I would not have reached my goal of obtaining a second Masters degree if we did not go through it together. It was the support network that we had that enabled me to achieve this goal. Now we will go through the process of working toward me gaining employment once my goal of this degree is obtained.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cynthia Madanski
    May 22, 2012 @ 14:28:44

    Golda,
    The chapter about the WE story is something that many people take for granted but is so important to the nature of human beings. We need to have someone to connect with ~ and we need to be able to accept how our actions are related to the world around us. That is something that our young (and sometimes older) students can not grasp, they can feel like the center of their universe yet can not see the bigger picture.
    Congrats on having a successful marriage where you can communicate so well. Agreeing to disagree ~ isn’t that the key sometimes? Best of luck after Full Sail, we certainly have the tools now for new and different employment opportunities!

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  2. Cheryl Jones-Gage
    May 24, 2012 @ 02:49:11

    Golda, congratulations on your many years of marriage. The WE story does make you reflect on relationships both personal and professional. When we look at how life issues affect not just ourselves, but others, and we set out to purposely seek ways to look for the best solution for everyone involved, we can create a world were we can grow together and work to solving our mutual problems once we realize that we are all in it together.

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  3. skrishna320
    May 24, 2012 @ 14:35:46

    Hello Golda, this is an excellent blog post and parallel to the WE story. Thank you for sharing your deep affection for the bond you have with your spouse. So often in life, people are searching to find someone to “complete” them. Yet that’s a total mistake, as we should rather connect with those that “complement” us. The easy-flowing communication, trust, and admiration you and your spouse have for each other is very inspiring and something a great deal of people in this world never get blessed to find in this lifetime. Wishing you many more years of happiness and success.

    -Shrav

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  4. Katherine Olivar
    May 24, 2012 @ 15:01:10

    Golda, I could not agree more with what you said about communication in relationships. I personally feel that my success is the hard work I put into better communicating with my co-workers, students, peers, parents and employer.
    Fifteen years! What an accomplishment! Not many can boast such an adventure. And yes, what an adventure! I have not had the opportunity to partake in such a journey, but I have seen and heard that the challenges are never ending and often exhausting. What better way to solve a challenge but to work cooperatively with someone to shares a common passion for the presence of the other for whom they are working with. Open communication is the key; we just need to remember not to hide the lock.

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  5. edm613
    May 25, 2012 @ 21:51:03

    Mutual respect is so essential to having a healthy relationship (and being able to agree to disagree without losing respect is even more important). Congrats on having someone with these qualities, who also recognizes them in you. Wonderful.

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