Gratitude, Relationships, and Learning When to Accept the things I Cannot Change

We all have certain issues or topics that really trigger us. Sometimes it’s just our partner’s tone of voice or the subtle (or not so subtle) way they look at us. When we get upset or angry we usually try to talk about it with our partner; we try to make them see our point of view and understand our feelings. The problem is that when we are really upset, that usually doesn’t go very well. We get angry, we start yelling and we don’t really listen to our partner. And they do the same. Suddenly the fight escalates and we end up feeling even more distant from our partner.