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Happy Wednesday Pilgrims!!
I pray this post finds you well. It has been six weeks since my last post. I stepped away from the blog for a time in order to focus on all the adjustments that needed to be made from transitions at work to just focusing on being married. It’s be a LONG while but I believe it was indeed a very needed and necessary break.
In other news –
Danny and I have been married for 4 months!
It’s been more of a blessing than we could have ever imagined, and also more of a challenge than we could have ever prepared for. But we’re doing it.
Marriage is certainly not for the faint in heart.
Marriage and the Freeze. Fight. or. Flight. Responses
The acute stress response in physiology is described as a physiological reaction to a stressor that is perceived as a harmful attack or threat to survival.
People normally respond in one of three ways – Freeze. Fight. or. Flight.
Freeze – To freeze is to do nothing. Essentially you believe the situation is hopeless and there’s Nothing you Can do.
Fight – To fight is to oppose or come against the threat
Flight – To flee the environment in which the threat exists.
But what happens when the “perceived threat” is in your marriage?
Are Freeze. Fight. And/Or Flight? The correct responses then?