Acia's posts and my random lurking on TIP got me wondering just how happy and content are people's marriages?
I am going to guess that everyone, at least in Bumpland, has very successful and positive, peaceful, happy marriages. Not to sound cynical, but I always get the impression that they are cookie cutter rainbow and semi perfect. That's not a bad thing, I just wish my own marriage was currently like that.
Right now, I can honestly say mine needs improvement (ask my husband and he'll tell you it's "just peachy" and everything is fine).
He works 3 jobs and when he's not working, he's sleeping and quite moody so I'm basically a single mom.
It's been quite stressful but I know it's something that has to be done to help our finances at this time (I go back to work next month part time). He also has issues with control, anger/temper and communication. I have issues with trust, resentment and expectations.
He had a lot of baggage when he married me and I barely had any so that may be a contributor for sure.
(wipes my brow with a cool cloth) looks around the room for anyone who can admit that it's not all sparkly and sunshine...anyone? no? oky dokey...
Anyway, we've been working on it (me more than him because he's a guy and also has no time) but it's HARD, dangit. REAL HARD.
So my question is this: Not how wonderful are your marriages (because I'm sure everyone will answer that they are pretty awesome) but what are certain "issues" if any that keep appearing in your marriage that need work? Or what are some things you feel need improvement?
I'd love to get some HONEST feedback on what other couples' kind of go through.
(p.s. I may DD this in an hour if nothing is posted...)