We had a lovely long weekend in many ways. MC had a day off of work, but the kids were still in school. It was a wonderful day together. MC and I did something fun and new together, then went to lunch and enjoyed the weather and view. That evening we had our 2nd dancing lesson together. Yes, we are taking dancing lessons together. We even practiced in front of the kids, they thought it was hilarious. We were all laughing so hard. It was all quite lovely.
This weekend though we had two major communication breakdowns. We worked through it so much better than we ever had before, but it was certainly not smooth sailing. We brought it up at our marriage counseling session today and she helped us work through what the process was, where the break-down occurred and what to notice in the future. We got some visuals regarding the philosophies of Eric Berne and how to apply them to our situation. We had not had such a great example in our present for her to work with before now, so I guess that is a silver lining.
It was a reminder to us that it is always a work in progress. We cannot get freaked out when such things happen. It is not the end-of-the-world, it was not a deal-breaker, and we need to keep working it through together.