( Yes Roz I chose a meme with the word Journey in it...guess I'm softening in my old age)
In my experience the first step isn't actually the scariest. Taking the first step AGAIN after the first time didn't work out is far scarier. Nothing could be more true with ttwd. Obviously there are there are stumbles in any relationship but those proverbial mole hills can become mountains quite quickly in a dynamic where vulnerability is paramount, unfamiliar emotions flow easily and needs are highlighted.
It is with this in mind that I decide to share a blog link with you. Penelope used to have a blog and then didn't. Like so many, things didn't work out as expected or hoped the first time around. Bravely they are both taking another stab at ttwd.
Taking that first step again is so much more difficult. The original first step might be terrifying, but the expectations weren't there like they are with the second first step. The first time around there is a newbie hope that sometimes gets overshadowed with doubt and fear the second time. Totally understandable. I know I have felt jaded over the years and we haven't really ever called off ttwd- 'merely' struggled at times.
I hope you will stop by,read from the beginning ( there are only a handful of short posts) and offer her and her husband words of support. Personally this is why I have stayed in blogland for 7 years- to support to others like I was once supported.
Sometimes the support we receive is the hope we need to keep trying.
Penelope's Blog Link
( sidenote, I am going to have to stop using both blogs soon...so if you could please start following Barney Married Wilma instead of Willie's World that'd be great! LOL)