It's always worth it
I T ‘ S A L W A Y S // worth it.
I know they say a relationship is 50/50 but I disagree. It can’t be half and half when one of you is sick, or one of you is overworked, or one of you is emotionally exhausted. It can’t be half and half when one works away to make home life comfortable, or when one of you is attempting to follow a dream or when one of you is starting up a new venture.
As our life as a couple started to take it’s path, as we started to navigate the natural peaks and troughs of marriage - I really believe we both began to realise how partnerships really worked. It’s not always 50/50, it’s not always fair and for a lot of the time one of you is holding the fort, being the pulse, ensuring the boat doesn’t sink. Whether that looks like solo parenting for a while or always being the one to clean the house or giving your partner a sleep in for the 4th weekend in a row. It’s not always 50/50, but it is always worth it.
You see, there’s a deep rooted love in being the one who steps up when your partner need a break or notices and acknowledges when they’re struggling. There’s a power in taking one for the team, your team and knowing you can be that strong and that selfless in support of your partner.
Then, on the flip side, there is no feeling quite like that of having someone in your corner. When you’re swallowed in the newborn cloud, when a health issue is consuming you or when you’re so energised and excited by an idea you cant think about anything else - having your partner step up, having them take the lead and pick up your slack is magical.
The roles flip like a switch. You both take turns and while at times it may seem like your turn is taking forever, it’s never actually forever, and it’s all worth it.