Looking at relationships from a different perspective, think of it as playing a game of catch. In the game of catch, the two players must equally and full participate in order for the game to be enjoyable. The game of catch, in a sense, is a game of constant and consistent reciprocation. You pitch and catch. You pitch, then catch. Right?
How does a bad "game of catch" look? Let me attempt to illustrate this to the best of my abilities. I can only speak from the heart and from what I know through experience. In other words, this is MY opinion, and I'm exercising my right to free speech and exhibiting a bit of boldness in telling "my story." A bad game of catch is where you have only one participant pitching all the time, while the other simply catches and hoards all the balls. The pitcher throws until he is out of balls. Does he quit? No! He runs down to Academy and loads up on new balls, returns and goes right back to constant pitching. This cycle goes on and on because, in his heart, there is a hope and a belief that the catcher will someday see the awesomeness of all the balls being given, and will want to begin throwing some back.
How long should he continue? Who knows? At some point he gets exhausted, not only of his energy, but also much of his resources, if not all of them. He realizes that the only peace he will have lies outside of that game. So he must quit and move forward with his efforts, for his own health and sanity as well as that of those closest to him.
Another illustration has invaded my mind. Picture this: a man/woman on all fours with his/her spouse standing on his/her back, primping, posing and waving to the crowd. Now imagine two children on either side, each with a foot resting on the shoulders of the support structure, in Captain Morgan-like poses. That's what a jacked up game of catch looks like. What the game SHOULD look like is this: husband and wife, standing side by side, on level and common ground, none exalted over the other, each holding a child. I'm just sayin.......
HAPPY MONDAY Y'ALL!! IT'S GONNA BE A GREAT WEEK!! I LOVE YOU ALL, EACH AND EVERY ONE!!
Bryan Hollomon Williams