The emotional roller coaster was agonizing as my husband shared more bad news. I dared to be brave, only to have fresh hurt dumped into my lap. How could this keep happening? Why did I keep experiencing disappointment in marriage? While this has been the true story of my life the past few years, you also need to know that my husband has been dealing with intense pressure in many areas of his life. The news he shared was a result of the pressure he was experiencing.
While I know that in my heart, it can be difficult to face in the moment. It is such a struggle to live one day relishing the good news, and the next feeling hurt from the bad news. Disappointment comes for all, but it seems overwhelming when you continue to struggle through it. You may experience this in relation to a job, a health issue, parenting, finances, or any other life circumstance. How do we keep going in the face of extreme disappointment?
How to Hold Your Head Up When You Experience Disappointment in Marriage
These pressures that my husband deals with are his – meaning, I’m not able to help him, other than to pray. When he shares bad news, or disappointment of some sort, I feel bad. I feel physical stress in my own life, but I also feel for him because he’s working so hard to learn and grow in his own life. That stress has impacts in every area of our lives – physical, emotional, mental, even spiritual.
I’m over at Fulfilling Your Vows to share tips on how to keep persevering when you experience disappointment in marriage.
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