Saturday, August 18, 2012

Rule #2 - I will control my emotions.

I will handle my emotions without shutting down or shutting Captain out.  I will not clam up and be silent.  I will tell him, in a respectful manner, when I am upset or have hurt feelings. 

I will not let anger or frustration brew until I throw an angry hissy fit or totally shut the whole family out.  I recognize that how I act and feel affects everyone in the house, not just me.

I will be honest about what I am feeling, EVERYTHING I am feeling.  I will communicate with Captain.  When I am having health problems that interfere with my emotions, I will tell him.

When I am worried about something, I will share that with him, and not try to carry it alone.  I will not worry about things that I can’t fix. 

I will be strong and consistent with the kidlets.  I will maintain calm authority over the house while he is at work.  I will consistently move forward with homeschooling.  I will not let the children badger me until I give them what they want.  I will not let the children tag team against me. I will not let them drive me to the point where I throw my hands up in frustration and give up.

I will be a happy, submissive, obedient, communicative wife, secure in Captain’s love for me.  I understand that I am safe with him, protected from attack, especially the ones I wage against myself.  I will rest, content in his shelter, knowing that there isn’t anything stronger than the two of us working together.


  1. Wow. That's a pretty tall order. Especially the worrying about things you can't fix. But the freedom you will feel when you realize you don't have to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders will be well worth it! Good luck. Hugs!

  2. I agree tall order and maybe an ideal. My husband says he always wants to know I am upset...otherwise how does he know. The kid a teacher I hope yo have the strength. lol :)

  3. Sounds great in theory doesn't it? This looks a difficult list to me, a great list though, something to work towards.

    Dee x

  4. Sounds idyllic. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you because I am thinking you will need lots of luck.

  5. It is an "ideal" if I were a perfect wife list...which I am *not*, lol. These are the things I strive for...discipline will come in when I don't try. As long as I am trying, Captain and I are able to talk most things out. Having something to try for helps so much more than throwing my hands in the air, walking away, and giving up!