Boxes: A Nice Place to Visit
I rail on boxes a lot, but some boxes are good places to be, at least for a time. If you’re rockin’ a box, that’s fine. If it works for you, go for it.
The problem I have with boxes is once we’re in one some folks want us to stay there. It’s human nature to want to understand others, and an easy way to do that is to put them in a box. And then expect them to stay in that box for the rest of their life!
What about your wife? Are you trying to keep her in a box she no longer belongs in? Are you resisting change that has already happened or that needs to happen? If a certain box is a good place for her right now, that’s great. When it stops being a good place for her you should be all about her getting out of it. Embracing change isn’t always easy, but it’s a loving thing to do.