Solid and stable relationships are foundational to self care –whether we’re talking with a significant other or friendships or with yourself – that’s where our conversation started.
Eighteen year-old Stanley Padgett married his seventeen-year-old high school sweetheart in what easily could have been another divorce statistic. Another couple who naively wed too young and couldn’t make it work.
While they enjoyed each other, they were tested early and often. They raised their first child while working their way through college. Their second wasn’t any easier as Stan was attending Duke Law School at the time.
He graduated from Duke University School of Law in 1982 and has been a business trial lawyer in Tampa since then.
And that was just the beginning.
With 3 children and many grandchildren (and more hoped for), Stan and Linda experienced unimaginable joy with the growth of their relationship and family and unimaginable grief with the loss of two grandsons. Not only did they make it through together, but their relationship strengthened with each adversity, each blessing, and each year that passed.
Solid and stable relationships are foundational to self care –whether we’re talking with a significant other or friendships – that’s where our conversation started. Are you struggling to do it yourself? Seek a community, a partner, a buddy. It matters.
Habits themselves matter of course. But feeling a strong foundation under you, you’re better able to build a daily habit of taking care of yourself and stick to it. It has a bigger picture.
Questions we answer in this episode:
- What are some of the relationship pains you’ve experienced?
- How did you survive a teenage marriage?
- What’s the difference between surviving and thriving?
- What are a couple of things couples can do immediately to improve their relationships?
- Go to bed together every night.
- Write them one note of appreciation every day.