Are you responsible for your spouse’s happiness?

Of course not! How could you be?

If your spouse has handed you “the keys” to their emotional well being, please give them back! Now.

When you notice that someone has tried to make you responsible for whatever it is that God has made them responsible for – their attitudes, their feelings, their behavior, their “stress,” their decisions, their depression, their optimism – invite them to embrace this reality: you may have a responsibility to them, but you can never be responsible for them.

– Kirk Kirlin, Leadership Courage