I've never really known the ocean of motion that is life to be smooth going..
I've not met a leader or captain who's never been conflicted in the decision making process.
I've certainly never met someone who is exempt from being involved in conflict at some level.
Friendship is the most valuable experience a person can have, it might be the only thing you'll never forget.
My Grandma has dementia and is in a ward. She doesn't remember that she owns a house. She has no belongings she remembers as her own.
But every time I walk in to greet her, she starts reciting a poem in Greek about my beard. I speak a few words of Greek, she knows little English.
But our bond endures despite her having dementia and forgetting that I can't speak Greek literally every minute or so.
I have to try and come up with a response that won't offend her or confuse her or make her try harder to convey her message, every minute..
It's not like it used to be when she would call me Levendi, and knew enough English to tell me that's what I was and it meant strong, honest boy.
It was either that, or, "you hungry?" and she would serve up some of the tastiest Greek cuisine.
She took care of the family, and now it's our turn to take care of her at times, that's what friends are for.
It's challenging at times, and I don't even have to help her with the toilet or change her nappy.
Sorry massive digression and on a tangent about my own stuff, but I want to reiterate don't listen to the naysayers. Trust yourself.
If there's only one thing and one thing only that every successful person has in common, it's that they trust in their ability.
They aren't afraid to trust their intuition and they aren't afraid to fail and make mistakes, not because they don't experience fear or discomfort, because they don't live in it.
Same goes for relationships. If you can't swim and learn to navigate around pitfalls then you're only going to tread water so long before you drown in your relationship problems.
Don't really know where I'm going with this anymore, but it's good to hear that some of the aggression has gone from the dynamic.
Might be a golden opportunity to work through some stuff.
I nearly lost the use of my good hand because I punched through a window out of frustration during a heated argument. They're not the most productive exchanges.