Thursday, June 17, 2010

Had a LONG talk with L last night

Yesterday was another day of L being mopy and of him sleeping way too much. We did try to go to the 'Rodeo Roundup' our church had last night but got rained out thanks to a lovely thunderstorm. After the girls went to bed L wanted to 'have a talk'. That talk though apparently did not include listening to my side of things because he 'knows [my] side of things and [doesn't] want to hear it again'. 15 minutes into the conversation he got up and left the room.

After a short break we continued our talk and I finally told him that he HAD to start believing in himself. That me believing in him was not enough. That his complete lack of self-worth was not just having an effect on me but also on our girls. There was a lot more to our talk but in the end he promised to at the very least try. It might not sound like much but it is a big first step. Here's to a change for the better that will hopefully follow.

1 comment:

boniruwrites said...

How difficult it is to Love someone and watch them hurting. Often, in our human nature, we want to "fix" their hurt and pain. Take it away, somehow. Yet, deep down, we know that we cannot. We can Love them and pray for them, and be there for them, yet, ultimately we are powerless to change them. Only they can change themselves. For our own wellbeing and at times sanity, we need to nuture ourselves and accept our limitations so that we can remain strong for those other people in our lives who rely on us, such as our children.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless

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