What you observed in your parents marriage growing up has an impact on how you show up in your marriage.
As a child you watched your parents and other marriages around you and begin to internalize how you will or will not do marriage when you grow up.
You make vows such as…
And then it happens.
You get into an argument and walk away, just like your mom would do.
Financial problems arise and you don’t talk about it, just like your dad.
Kids experience a let down and you hide the truth, the way both your parents did with you.
Right now you may find yourself in a place where these situations and others are happening between you and your spouse.
Parents, even the most dysfunctional ones, give us a lot of great information on what to do or what not do in marriage.
The challenge comes when you don’t just adopt the positive parenting behaviors, you also take on the ineffective or negative parenting behaviors they had.
These may include:
Just because you saw this, just because these seeds were planted in you, doesn’t mean that you have to let them grow and take over your marriage.
You can choose to do marriage differently than the model you received, the model that you grew up with but it takes action on your part.
In this week’s show Tony and Alisa talk about how to break free of those negative parenting behaviors that have held you back from having the extraordinary marriage you desire.
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