The Art of Choosing to Love

I encourage you to expand your readership. I appreciate your continued attention to English Wallflower, but I would also love for you to check out my wife’s blog, too, which she is just starting. New content to come from English Wallflower, but in the meantime, check it out!

A Wonderful Mess

Marriage Photo Nik and Caitlin’s wedding, 2017 (ft. Skylar Astrid)

Let me tell you about the moment that changed my relationship forever.

Flashback to 2016. It’s late, but my spouse (fiancé, at the time) had to drive by work to grab something. I was angry. I don’t know what about, but I was angry and depressed and angsty and curled up in the passenger seat, staring out the window and refusing to talk to Nik.

My cold shoulder, the first one I ever remember giving to them, lasted about five minutes.

I don’t remember how we got there, but I remember losing it on them as we pulled into the parking lot of their work. I snapped about them not understanding me, not taking care of me, not loving me… When they fired back at me, despite all the shitty things I had said, they were loving. Angry, yes, but loving all…

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