Feeling Your Emotions in a Relationship

Kristi and Bill talk about what it was like earlier in their marriage when he wasn’t aware of his emotions. Kristi felt disconnected from him and he felt pressured by her. They share how they grew in emotional differentiation, self-awareness, and true intimacy with one another and God.

Play and Process Together

You need spontaneous fun in your life. You also need to verbalize and understand your emotional distress. Bill and Kristi model this in their conversation about the pros and cons of an Abbey’s “rule of life” to not say anything bad about someone that you wouldn’t tell them directly.

Sharing Emotions Without Dumping

Do your emotions help or hinder your life and your relationships? Being vulnerable is different than dumping on people. Caring for people is different than rescuing them. Bill and Kristi share wisdom for processing emotions and maintaining objectivity in conflicts.