Does every day seem like the same “stuff” different day?
Wake up, complete daily tasks, go to sleep, wake up, complete daily tasks, go to sleep, rinse then repeat.
You’re just moving through life but going nowhere…
Your marriage is becoming more task oriented, more transactional.
*Can you pick up the clothes from the cleaners?
*Can you drop off for practice?
*Can you grab dinner?
*Can you complete some insignificant thing that really isn’t helping us deepen our relationship?
These things are necessary but when they become the basis of your marriage, you move towards a transactional relationship that’s less connected.
*Transactional relationships are fragile.
*Transactional relationships are based on what the other person does or doesn’t do.
*Transactional relationships don’t provide fulfillment, they provide a service.
When someone doesn’t provide the expected service, the relationship can be in jeopardy.Many times we just check out, we stop wishing for more.
Our life is really “good” in most areas, so we just accept “glorified” mediocrity in our marriage.
*Remember when you could talk about nothing for hours and it made you so happy.
*Remember when he got you on a deep, intimate level.
*Remember when your heart would skip a beat?
*When your stomach would jump? The butterflies?
What happened? What changed? If we aren’t careful, we let the transactions and some other things get in the way.
Maybe you started focusing on what should be different in your marriage.
Somewhere along the way, you may have lost what you really want or who you are…
Good news! This isn’t a permanent reality. You can feel better if you choose to do so.
Decide today that you will not transact through your marriage.
How would your future self want you to live?
Would she want a transformational marriage or a transactional one?
Every decision you make either brings you toward a transformational marriage or a transactional one.
What decisions are you making to change where your marriage is headed?