Life’s toughest assignments, or challenges, I have observed people face…

by Rod Smith

1. Loving others when you are not loved in return
2. Working in your family’s business
3. Being a preacher or pastor’s son or daughter
4. Marrying someone with children (and doubly so when you have children too)
5. Completing (coming to terms with, finding peace after) a divorce
6. Accepting your children’s step-parent(s)
7. Forgiving unfaithfulness
8. Digging yourself out of debt
9. Surviving as alcoholic or mentally ill parent
10. Facing prolonged or severe illness in yourself or your family
11. Being deceived by someone you love
12. Teaching and training your memory and your imagination to serve you well

13 – 20 are from Nancy Axelrad http://www.nancyaxelrad.wordpress.com/

13. Laying down your life for others
14. Enduring trials and suffering without faith in Christ
15. Leaving the one you cannot bear to be away from
16. Marrying for the wrong reasons
17. Marrying for the right reasons but life happens
18. You see good marriages flourish while you still wait for Mr./Ms. Right
19. You cannot have the children you want
20. Living in a ghetto of unfulfilled dreams
21. Weight loss (Anthony Lombardo)
(add your own through “comments” and I will be happy to add them to the list)

Write to Rod@DifficultRelationships.com or visit www.DifficultRelationships.com

3 Comments to “Life’s toughest assignments, or challenges, I have observed people face…”

  1. Dear Rod,

    Many of the 12 points you have on “Life’s Toughest Assignments, or Challenges………..” apply to me in my life right now. My biggest challenge I am facing, is surviving the impact of the mental and emotional devastasion I’m experiencing.

  2. Hi Rod – I think the list is great…to quote Mel Brooks, “Listen to your broccoli and your broccoli will tell you how to eat it”…There’s a lot of broccoli here to munch on….

    13. Laying down your life for others

    14. Enduring trials and suffering without faith in Christ

    15. Leaving the one you cannot bear to be away from

    16. Marrying for the wrong reasons

    17. Marrying for the right reasons but life happens

    18. You see good marriages flourish while you still wait for Mr./Ms. Right

    19. You cannot have the children you want

    20. Living in a ghetto of unfulfilled dreams

  3. This is a really great list but i have noticed something else that everyone in the world may have a problem with…weight loss.

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