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Remorse in a ‘hello’

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©J Hardy Carroll

Aaron had left abruptly, slamming the door as he went. Vanessa had begun shrieking again. She was upset and the fighting had drained her. He couldn’t handle it. Leaving was what he knew how to do best. Pretending nothing happened and hoping the black clouds would soon disappear restoring their relationship to the rainbows.

Vanessa knew it took effort and sacrifices. From both sides. Every good relationship, like a dance, required two equal partners going the same way. It was hard, but nothing good came easy.

He contemplated, then lifted the phone and dialled. Her ‘hello’ was filled with tears.

 

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The value of an argument

http://www.heartsandminds.org/fotos/FDfight.JPGQuarrels are part of our daily lives. We all reach a breaking point either due to tiredness, or stress or whatever other reason. But that point somehow arrives on its own, even when you’re not looking for it. What matters, however, is how you’ll react to overcome it.

Disagreements are a natural part of our world order. We can’t all agree on everything all the time. Life wouldn’t be interesting that way. We all have our own views and opinions and we all see the world from a slightly different angle. It’s what makes us unique. What ties us together is our ability to bond that uniqueness with each other. The link we see in one another and which we feel completes us.

They say that “lovers’ quarrels are a renewal of love”. And that “a quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship”. It’s true. Because if you can overcome the arguments, you manage to build a stronger link with each other. You understand each other a little bit better. And perhaps even share a part of your story, so far unknown, so that the other will comprehend you even more.

We quarrel out of frustration, out of exhaustion, out of boredom even. But when we make up, that is when you truly know that your relationship is valued more than any disagreement or misunderstanding.

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