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Analogy Between Fire and Damage in a Relationship

 

Recognize and combat the damaging fire in your relationship

After a family lost their house to fire, someone asked a child how she was doing without her home; the child replied, “Oh! We have a home; we just need a house to put it in. Where we live ought to be a place of safety and sanctity. Safety from destruction is better planned pre-insurance claims.

Three things to learn from a fireman’s presentation are:

1. When you are using a fire extinguisher, focus the funnel of the fire extinguisher hose at the base of the fire, the source of the flame-not the top of the blaze.

2. Have a clear distance between your house and flammables. Keep pine straw swept away from the circumference of your house.

3. Clearly, mark your house numbers in reflective ink. When emergency personnel are dispatched, without house numbers, speeding tires come to a too premature halt. Searching for the house, delays response time.

Recognize and combat the damaging fire in your relationship

Keep a safe distance from potential combustibles. When your voices are rising, implement your safe word

1. Fires typically start from unnoticed, unremarkable, accumulations of debris. When you see smoke you have waited too long. The best way to resolve fire potential is to pay attention. Notice before disagreeableness accumulates in your house.

2. Keep a safe distance from potential combustibles. When your voices are rising, implement your safe word, which is a word that you have agreed upon beforehand that you will use when one or the other of you recognizes that tempers are rising.

3. Clearly distinguish your familial boundaries. Be careful of what influences. Even a person who is insulin dependent cannot eat everything they may want, so can a human being afford to embrace all thoughts that come to the mind. Couples who become careless with their thought processes can lose their way and their home. Fire is predictable and preventable.

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. -Confucius

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Mary Speed
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Growing up in Newfoundland, she and her friends spent many winters pondering what life is all about. Her friends went into teaching, and she went on listening. Though she has 7 formal degrees, her best teacher has been and continues to be listening. A compassionate, objective ear is healing.

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