Just a quick update as I wait for my group to arrive. My husband and I haven’t argued in six days! I’ve been working really hard at keeping my mouth shut when I need to. If I’ve been annoyed or irritated, I have tried to keep quiet and have not lashed out. I’m making a real effort, and my husband is too. We’re talking things out. Like Monday night I was fighting off a depression moment, and we talked rather than turning it into an argument. He comforted me by talking in a way that we haven’t done in a really long time. It feels good.

I want this feeling to last. I love talking to my husband without being ready to argue, and I’m recognizing what he’s saying about my need to argue. It’s not going to be perfect, but six days is a start, right?