“Taking people in to live with you is a thankless job” This statement summarizes most of what I will be sharing on this topic. By the way, I got this statement from a mother of mine who once shared some of her challenges with people she took in with me. If you are yet to take people in to live with you, please erase the thought that you’re about to “save the world” when you start from your mind. Even though what you’re doing by taking people in is that you’re solving a “survival need” of shelter, the truth is
Recently, I was asked by one of my married younger sisters how to decide when to start having people live with them, how to handle those people, how to retain your privacy while at it, and whether it’s even an altogether good idea in the first place. I was busy at the time when she asked me those questions, but I made her a promise that I would do a series to handle this very important topic. Instead of helping just one person by sharing my learnings and experience, why not help many more people by putting it into writing?
Many married people have regrets about some decisions surrounding their getting married. Some see issues with when they decided to get married (too early, too late). Others blame family, peer pressure, etc. Today, we’re looking at timing/age. If you believe you were too young when you got married, so what are you going to do about it? You’re married already, face it! Marriage lessons are mostly on the job training types, so when you quit living in regrets and take responsibility for making your marriage work is when it begins to work. Yes you can. Make it work; morning