Ben Franklin is cited as having said, "Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one." And while these are very sound words, in theory, putting them into practice can be very challenging. The fact is, we all have experiences that can drive us to distraction and even lead us to falling prey to some very negative emotions.
As a grandparent, you likely believe that you can play an important role in your grandchild's life. And as it happens, there is research that proves you are correct in this assumption. In fact, one study produced results that demonstrated the positive effects that grandparents can have when they have greater involvement with their grandchildren.
For victims of domestic violence, every day is filled with stress, fear and even physical pain that is inflicted by an abusive partner. Such situations are made all the worse if there are children in the household. And if you are trying to leave your partner and get your children into a safer environment, your abusive partner may attempt to manipulate the situation to his or her own benefit.
As a service member in our country's armed forces, you have likely learned many valuable lessons about hard work and discipline. After all, the habits and values espoused in the military are intended to help you get through the most challenging situations imaginable. But did you ever stop and consider how the techniques used for military training can be effectively applied for parenting purposes?
Even if your relationship with your live-in partner could not be better, be aware that things can change over time. Any number of unforeseeable factors could contribute to a parting of the ways. And if this happens, you want to make the break as clean as possible and you want to retain that which belongs to you.