12 February 2011

Why Yellow is Great for our Marriage.

Run/jog/walking the Noland Trail has become a Friday tradition in our marriage.  It's a 5 mile trail and great for our workouts.

But there's one problem.  We haven't been able to make it the whole 5 miles without an squabbling.  Sure, this was only our 3rd week, but fighting is no fun, so we had to figure out a way to make it stop.

So this morning, we came up with a code word.  As soon as one of us started to realize a fight starting, we said, "Yellow."

1) It breaks up the flow of conversation.
2) It can stop a convo before it goes too far downhill (into a disagreement).
3) It's kinda funny.

And you know what?  It worked!  Before we even hit 1/2 a mile, Josh had to call out 'yellow.'  I never even saw it coming but once he said 'yellow,' I realized why he said it.

We decided to keep it going throughout the day, and it's pretty magical!

How do you keep arguments from happening with the ones you love?

2 comments:

Sophia the Writer said...

As a yellow person, I'm all for that color.

Allie said...

I'm going to try that with my boyfriend.

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