For decades now, marriage therapists have been teaching us and training us to be better communicators, in an effort to help us save our relationships. In particular...our marriages. But as researchers have studied the results of these efforts, they have been surprised and dismayed by the results. The number of relationships saved, due to improved communication skills, is barely existent and embarrassing to report. Instead of these skills saving our marriages, it turns out...they just make us better fighters. Hardly a useful skill to have if a loving marriage is what you long for.
Instead they've found out that it's not so much about what your spouse says, it's actually why you think she said it. Likewise, it's not about how much time your husband spent fishing, it's why you think he spent that much time. If you begin to think that your spouse acts and speaks with harmless and even loving intentions, your reactions will become quite different. Tensions will begin to dissipate. In other words, your marriage may be better than you think.
Now, apply that same theory to your merchant account. Not really relevant, is it? No, it isn't, but don't let lack of relevancy diminish veracity.
Check back in with me tomorrow. I promise I will write something more relevant to merchant accounts. And remember what Socrates said:
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."