It’s a particular feeling, a particular strength needed, when your partner is struggling.
When she struggles, it effects you, no wonder; how can it not? Those who don’t feel it, maybe they don’t feel, the same.
When your partner struggles, seems put out, spun out, you’re on the outs too. He doesn’t want what you want. What does he want? Maybe it’s not clear.
What is clear? The devil’s in the room, maybe right there next to you, you might feel, hear his breath. Shallow, steady, patient.
What to do? Dread might drip in, slow drip, drops, relentless. “Get behind me, Satan,” that’s a good start. Don’t accept the negative, the poison in the room.
Take the High Road, Grace, find it, where is it, it’s there, faint, hard to find maybe, but it’s there. Take that road, you know the one, know the way.
Be friendly, be pleasant. Say please, and thank you, and if you please. Not insistent, instead, consistent.
The High Road, choose it, Grace, even when slighted, when you get the silent. Treatment? Be the treat, not the trick. Don’t be tricky, be steady, instead expect of yourself, be your best self, each hour, day.
Make it that way. You meet the Devil, answer with Grace.