This automatically reminded me of my relationship, and I'm sure it may apply to others.
I am guilty of holding grudges and harboring resentment. I can get so caught up in everything that he is doing wrong that I forget everything he is doing right and why I feel in love with him.
I get mad that he never does dishes, or he is ALWAYS playing video games, or he drops his clothes on the floor right after I clean. All those petty little things can add up and make me into a hard person. I get bitter and take it out on him, then he gets bitter and takes it out on me . It's just a big, nasty circle.
One of the hardest acts is to let go, but its something that I have been learning to do. Let-go of the little, embrace the big.
He will always make me coffee in the morning, and bring it to me, ALWAYS. Hold me when I feel like falling apart, support me financially, let me take more room in the closet, encourage me and push me to be a better person.
It is far too easy for me to get blinded by hate and forget the special connection we share; that's how relationships end.
I want to be one of those couples that met in high school and stay together until death does us part. So, starting today I'm making a conscious decision to be a better more loving, and understanding partner.