marriage

Why I Chose to Stay

Why do I choose to stay?

This is a thought that has been brewing in my mind for the last few days.  I started this blog as a way to express some of the frustrations that I experience in my marriage, as well as the lessons I am learning.  There have been times when I seriously considered a separation or a divorce.  But after calming down and thinking things through, I always ended up with a renewed drive to keep fighting for my marriage.

Many would ask why.  Some have asked why.  Some have even suggested that I leave and not subject myself to any more hurt.

But my reason for staying is simple.

I chose to stay for all that he has done right.  Yes we are currently experiencing a very rough patch.  So rough that many would have immediately filed that paperwork without a second thought.  But sometimes you have to weigh the good against the bad.

I chose to stay because of the influence and encouragement of my mentors:  both elders and contemporaries.

I chose to stay because I know his mistakes does not have to mean the end.  They could mean the beginning of something rock solid.

I chose to stay because I still have a lot of fight left in me.

I chose to stay because of the vows I took.

I chose to stay because of love.

The end.

 

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