submitted by: Jenifer Frank


romantic-couple-moving-ideas-hugging-kissing-5-minute-breaksMy story is not about Building or Remodeling, however it is about another big project that we all dread, and that I have found very stressful in relationships…MOVING.

I recently moved with the help of my future husband.  This would be our first BIG project together. I was not sure how he was going to handle it, and I know that I get crazy when it comes time to move.  And we are both very stubborn, and have to be right…this would be the test to see how well we worked side by side.

From the very day I started making the plans things went wrong. We had problems with the moving truck, and our helpers could not show up to help, so it looked like he and I would be taking on the task alone.

I was very afraid that he was going to be grouchy about the whole thing, and I was nervous. About 10 minutes into the process, I could tell it was going to be a long day. Not because of him, but because I was already being a typical woman… constantly saying… “be careful with that.” “No, we should take this one first” “You are not carrying it the right way.”  He stopped, called me over to him and wrapped his arms around me. He told me that we were going to designated 5 minutes every hour to hugging and kissing, because if we did not, he would have to throw me out the window by the end of the day.

I thought that was an awesome idea, and it definitely helped. It seemed that just as I was becoming frustrated, it was time to hug each other again. At the end of the five minutes, I found myself relaxed, refreshed and ready to take on the move. I also found myself refreshed in the relationship… I had the feeling that together he and I are unstoppable, and we could take on the world… as long as we have 5 minute “hug” breaks.