“Instead of respecting things, we want to use them for ourselves, and if it is difficult to use them, we want to conquer them.” – Shunryu Suzuki

How many times have you see it – a couple in which each partner is trying to get one-up on the other?

Uncomfortable, isn’t it?

We ‘use’ our spouses, unintentionally, as pedestals on which to place our own egos.

Don’t try to stand above your spouse, and don’t, in overreaction stand below.

Stand side by side.