"But there is another, deeper kind of diligence to which the ambitious son-in-law might aspire: the determination to stay tuned to the woman he loves. Sure, the punch-list stuff is easier. Even if we can’t rewire the upstairs, we can find a guy who can.
Our challenge is to keep working when there are no directions, when the way forward is unclear. Sometimes, when emotions fray or dread looms or a man and woman lose track of each other for a time, we retreat into silence or anger. But that’s when it’s most important to summon our attention, our patience, our energy, to dig in.”
-From a mens health list - it’s kinda touching.