Now it was more than just the money, he could buy ford mustang body parts on-line or from a buddy of his that ran a small parts store, the most difficult aspect was finding time to work on his car. Of course, he wanted the new ford mustang wheel, that was more a matter of money. However, what would the point be if he did buy ford mustang wheels for his car and then never had anytime to fix up the rest of it, even if he could afford ford mustang body parts too? He expressed his frustration to his wife and was not encouraged by her response. She became angry and returned Matt’s frustration with her own and she had a lot of it. Matt’s wife was far less concerned about ford mustang wheels or ford mustang body parts than she was about not having any time to herself to exercise or paint, a hobby she had enjoyed for a long time. It had been almost two years since the last time she painted anything and even longer, since she had taken a class at the gym, something she really wanted to do. It was clear that both Matt and his wife were feeling stressed and overwhelmed by all of their obligations to their jobs, children, marriage and families.
Matt considered the situation he and his wife were in and decided that something should be done about it immediately. It was ridiculous that neither one of them could spend any amount of free time doing the things they loved to do, the things that brought them peace and reduced stress. He was now more motivated than ever before to resolve the conflict and develop a plan because it involved his wife’s well-being along with his own, this no longer just had to do with ford mustang wheels and now he was not sure if it ever really did.
It was a wonderful change for both Matt and his wife when they realized that they could still make time for themselves and their hobbies. They cut down on extended family obligations, organized there family a little better so they operated more efficiently, which created more free time and finally they agreed to take turns with the children so that the other one could enjoy some time off. Matt of course, spent his precious hours of free time in the garage working on his mustang and as a thank you to him, Matt’s wife bought him the ford mustang wheels that he had wanted so badly. Thankfully Matt then has never had to by another Mustang wheel since that day. By sorting themselves out they figured that they could spend more time on their hobbies while still making time for the whole family.