Overcome Your Pride and Save Your Marriage Or Relationship From a Break Up

One web definition of pride that stands out clearly is that pride is an unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins). With this in mind, pride is sinful and should be deleted from our lives. Overcoming your pride can go a long way to save your marriage or relationship from a break up. In the early stages of pregnancy a baby is easier to lose. The same applies to your marriage or relationship. You must protect it.

To overcome your pride, you must:

Learn to laugh at yourself

One Chinese proverbs is clear about this. It says, “Blessed are they that laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be entertained.” Partners who have the problem of pride rarely laugh at themselves. Engaging in humor at your own expense show that pride is not the problem and that if it is, it is one you are determined to deal with.

Recognise your pride

It was Benjamin Franklin who stated that, “Not one of our natural passions is harder to subdue than pride. Even if I could conceive that I had completely overcome it. I should probably be proud of my humility.” Saxon White Kessinger, in his book The Indispensable Man, wrote this: “Sometime when you feel that your going, would leave an un-fill-able hole, just follow these simple instructions, and see how they humble your soul. Take a bucket and fill it with water, put your hand in it up to the wrist; pull it out and the hole that is remaining, is the measure of how you will be missed.” It is humbling how quickly the hole we think we are leaving, disappears or get filled in by others. This is enough grounds for you to overcome your pride and save your marriage or relationship from a break up.

Express your gratitude always

It is Oprah Winfrey who suggests that “We keep a gratitude journal. Every night make a list of five things that happened this day that you are grateful for. It will change your life. If you concentrate on what you do not have, you will never have enough. If you focus on what you have, you will always see that the universe is abundant and you will have more. Selfish people never think they get as much as they deserve. Continually expressing gratitude helps to break that kind of pride. You will appreciate your partner the more.

Life is not built on pride. It is built on relationships. Overcome pride and save your marriage or relationship from a break up.