Meet Kathleen and Ben McIntyre! They currently live in Nashville, TN where Kathleen is the general manager of Bond Coffee Company and Ben is the CEO of Internpreneur. Kathleen and Ben actually just celebrated six months of marriage!
When I asked Kathleen and Ben to describe each other in three words, Ben described Kathleen as wise, enthusiastic and encouraging, while Kathleen described Ben as intense, adaptable and passionate.
On a typical Saturday you can find them cleaning their house and then hanging out with friends or family.
How do you honor your spouse in conflict?
Kathleen: Different isn’t bad and we should respect that in our spouse. I try to find the hurt that the anger produced. And I communicate that hurt instead. This leads to more healthy conversations for us. It’s education as well. A lot of people haven’t learned that you have to study emotions and conflicts. It’s important to know this to communicate that. You have to be a healthy person.
Ben: Normally conflict is resulted from a lot of emotions. Allow the other person to have that. Your emotions are validated and I try to make sure she is safe and secure in that. Let’s then move to what actually happened.
What is something goofy about your relationship?
We use a project management app to help with our relationship!
How do y'all remain young and fun together?
Ben: Kathleen brings the fun. Kathleen really is the fun one in our relationship. I can get excited about the fun that she is having. But we love travel, dogs, and spontaneity.
Kathleen: Life’s short, I wanna have fun! I like to try and make time for fun things. Doing things we have interests in really helps.