Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Give Her a Break
Have you ever just needed a break? A time when you could just relax and do nothing? Well, guess what, we all have that need every once in a while. You have it, I have it, and your wife has it too. Sadly, it seems that women are pretty bad at recognizing that need in themselves and taking the break. Or, maybe it’s just that they see too many other things that need to be done, so don’t bother to take that break.
Just because your wife is one of those people who doesn’t know how to recognize her own need for a break, doesn’t mean that she can get by without taking that break. In fact, those people are in a greater danger of stressing out and really having problems than the rest of us are.
One simple way of showing your love for your wife is to protect her from herself. In other words, you should learn the signs of when she needs a break, so you can make her take one when she needs to. That’s right; I said “make her,” because believe it or not, you might actually have to force her to take that break that she needs, especially if she doesn’t see that she needs it.
Part of the issue is that she may not feel that she can take a break, or that she deserves a break. As strange as it may sound, you probably will have to give her permission to take a break. I’m not talking about giving her permission in the sense of being bossy, but in letting her know that it’s not a crime for her to take that break. If she doesn’t feel like she can take it, somebody has to tell her that it’s okay; looks like that’s you.
By the way, it’s okay for you to take a break from time to time as well. Maybe the way for you to get her to take a break is for the two of you to take one together.