Demons Rising Up
Living with another person
often pushes your deepest buttons
and sets off unexpected explosions.
Your fears simply cannot stay hidden.
It isn't always pleasant business.
If you expect it to be pleasant all of the time
then you will be sadly disappointed.
Every relationship moves from romance to realism,
to the depths of despair.
Couples fall from grace just as individuals do.
Couples who face their demons
and walk through their fears
win a decisive battle against their own ignorance.
They integrate the shadow,
transcend the limits they have placed on love.
and learn how to love without conditions.
From Everyday Wisdom by Paul Ferrini