October’s theme is “What is a healthy human being?”
According to “The Moral Authenticity Project”, edited by Mary K. Radpour
“Healthy human beings have conscious choice, are aware of their desires, have imagination, memory, thought, and comprehension.” Do Barney and Abigail know how they feel so they can make conscious choices? If they know how they feel, do they know how to act on that feeling? Do they understand the relationship between knowing how they feel and knowing what they need to do to get the outcome they want? What if they they wanted a night out every other week? What values would have to be strong to make them go from wanting that to making it happen? Do you spend time with your beloved twice a month or more?
My late husband and I realized that we had to have a date night once a week or we were going to forget who we were. Even if we sat on the front porch and told our 8-13 year old sons to stay in bed, inside on pain of death, we needed to look at each other as ask how our respective weeks really had been. We could listen without being interrupted, even if it was only for a couple of hours. We could hold hands or just sit together and not rush. We had come a hair’s breadth away from divorce and valued our time together and our marriage.
What do you think Abby and Barney should do of they value each other and their union? What do you do?