There’s one on every street in America…”the perfect couple.” They are the envy of all the neighbors. Everyone gazes at them with jealous eyes and thinks to themselves how this must be the most perfect marriage they know. The couple are both very attractive, both are professionals or maybe the husband is a major breadwinner and the wife is the world’s greatest stay at home mom with 2 beautiful children who are likewise, the envy of all the neighborhood friends and schoolmates. So how can it be that outwardly, they seem so happy and so incredibly unified, while underneath it all this is in fact a toxic relationship; a marriage based on distrust, possible adultery, lies, deceit and so on?
One of the most dominant traits in American culture is the need to put up a good front to the rest of the world. Americans, more than other cultures, judged other and are judged themselves more so by outward appearances & behaviors rather than by inner qualities. This isn’t to say outer appearance are more important, but they certainly carry more weight in our culture that in others. The seemingly happy & joyous couple of family puts up a front that only serves suppress their discord more & more with each passing day.
Love is comprised of many components. Among these are, humility, honesty and open-mindedness. With that in mind it begs the of, does this perfect American really implement love in their relationship or is it nothing more than mere faced and half-truths? If the love is truly there, and if te desire to be honest is truly there then as change may occur. A family’s love is impenetrable, but it must initially exist in order to be further built upon.
Grey Matters International works closely with not only troubled romantic relationships, but with troubled family relations as well. We’re here to help the entire family unit to see a whole new way of life exists!
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