You Have the Power

I walked away from my relationship with my husband once.

Of course he wasn’t my husband then, but everything still broke. He said he didn’t know if he ever wanted to get married. I told him that I respected that, but I was getting married.

I stood facing him outside in July. I had baggage and he had fears, and neither of us knew how to unpack. Before I left I cried. He pulled me in and I knew it wasn’t over but I also knew that I had to drive away.

There are some things in relationships that simply aren’t negotiable. For me it was marriage, and for my husband it was me.

He showed up on my doorstep three days later and I’ll never forget the look on his face. Sometimes we break up with people, and other times we break them.

We got married later that year and it was the best choice either of us ever made. Sometimes people don’t know what they want until they find it. Sometimes we think we have things figured out and God just laughs.

The ending you may be grieving, may not be dead at all. Some things just need time and space to grow again. And every person should decide what they aren’t willing to negotiate.

If you don’t like how someone is treating you, or you feel powerless in a relationship, just know that you always have power.

You have the power to walk away.


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