Saturday, March 20, 2010
When the band first got signed and started touring full time we were warned about the toll it can take on families especially marriages. There are so many stories of the marriages of musicians falling apart. Its really sad. When a spouse is on the road for long periods of time and sometimes bringing home little to nothing financially, it can cause some tension. I think jealousy can easily set in when one person gets to play cool shows, hangout with awesome people, sign autographs and travel around the country, while the other stays back and works or cares for kids. Communication with someone always in a van or on a tour bus with lots of other people is really difficult. I could go on and on but you can see how these things can add to all the pressure there already is on marriage. We have tried to always be aware of this so that way when things get difficult we can deal with it head on. Sometimes we succeed and other times we fail. But I am very thankful that I have a husband who is willing to invest in our marriage even if it means driving long distances to receive some advice and help. I hope this encourages you and challenges you to take some time to pour into your relationships. Whether it's working on communication, having sometime away or even receiving some counseling. It will be so worth it in the end. Now go tell that someone you love them !
Posted by Ladybird at 11:06 PM