The Fighter

I know this isn’t exactly groundbreaking but sometimes I think the best thing you can do as a couple is endure a fight.

We went through a doozy this weekend. I’m not sure what the catalyst was either. Maybe it was the fact that I was on the computer for five straight hours on Saturday afternoon. Or maybe it was that I thought Jen was purposely throwing pots and pans around the kitchen to distract me. Or maybe it was that we just hadn’t had a good fight in a while.

Whatever the case, I found myself at Barnes & Noble for much of Saturday night before retreating back to base camp to see if either of us was ready to wave the white flag.

As it turns out we both were. We both knew each other had been irked by so many different things and we simply embraced in a spirit of restitution and repentance. It was both good and bad, but mostly good.

So don’t be afraid to lower yourselves into the ring every once in a while but don’t forget how to get out or that you’re going against the most important person in your life.


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I'm an aspiring freelance writer and blogger (which doesn't make a ton of sense when you think about it). I started a blog called Our Marriage Project and one about OSU called Pistols Firing. I love both of them, and I love my wife. And I love Kevin Durant, Explosions in the Sky, Tim Riggins, Blue Moon ale, Twitter, and the state of Georgia.

3 thoughts on “The Fighter”

  1. This is a short but incredible post! Sometimes you two can say some of the most profound things in such a small amount of words and I appreciate that about you.

  2. Thanks for the reminder. We all hate fights – I know I do – but they are a part of growth.

    It's good to know you're both human. With all your wonderful, creative, insightful, cute, hilarious posts, I was beginning to wonder.

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