We've been talking about it. One man's message about marriage. It's really floated on the internet. 27-year-old seth adam smith has written a blog about his fear of commitment. In which he declared... See More
We've been talking about it. One man's message about marriage. It's really floated on the internet. 27-year-old seth adam smith has written a blog about his fear of commitment. In which he declared that marriage was not for him. The post has been seen 25 million times and counting. It's not exactly what it seems. Thank you. Reporter: Seth and kim smith. The picture-perfect image of young love. Kim and I met in high school when we were 15. Definitely the most beautiful girl I've ever known. Reporter: Friends for nearly a decade, they fell in love and got married. After just a year and a half -- we were living in the same house. But we were growing apart. Reporter: It's something that 27-year-old seth tackled in his highly viral and controversial blog, spitaled marriage isn't for you. I've recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn't for me. My reaction was probably the same as a lot of people who saw the title. Reporter: Steph admits, he always had doubts about marriage. But went on to write that it was a heart-to-heart conversation with his dad before the wedding that changed everything. He said, this decision to marrying her is not about you. I mean, it's about the person you're marrying. And it just changed my entire way of thinking. Reporter: And one night, when frustration with his new wife turned to anger, kim turned the tables. Embracing him with kindness and love. I really felt like I had two choices. I could react in anger and our relationship could get worse. Or I could choose to try to see past my own frustrations and my own hurt and try to understand what seth was feeling. Reporter: And in that instant, seth had his aha moment. I think the biggest thing that I learned from kim's response was that this marriage wasn't about just me. It was also about the woman that I married. And somewhere in that, I had lost night of who kim was. And what she needed and her hopes and her dreams. All right. Joining us now to talk more about marriage is relationship coach donna barnes. This has resonated in a big way with people. Why do you think? I think because a lot of people think it or feel it and are afraid to say it. Commitment issues are rampant. And I think -- first of all, this guy got great advice from his father because I think anytime you can feel -- you feel anxiety and that stress, if you take the attention off of you, it will help aleve the anxiety. That was awesome advice from his dad. We get messages from our culture to think about yourself first. In a great way, if you're in a loving relationship,it's really right for you and has commonality. If you're constantly trying to make your partner happy and your partner's doing the same, you'll both be happy and it will be the best relationship you ever had. It's when one person starts becoming selfish. And usually, anxiety because of it. I love you, but. And it's so difficult. Two people who have a lot of stress in their lives, it's difficult to come home and not act out that stress on each other. But instead, try to comfort each other through what's going on. It's a difficult, difficult thing. It's not easy. And kudos to this wife because she saved her marriage. So many relationships, I get so many people that come to me and say, we had an amazing relationship. And then, it's just over. And then, they want it back. In a nutshell, what should they do? You said kudos to her. Can you articulate to our viewers. If you know yourself enough and can recognize when you start feeling frustration. If your partner starts finding fault with you, if you don't defend yourself and you can recognize, okay, this is something that's going on bigger here. And you can take your emotions out of it and stay calm, you'll have a better result. George, it is that time of year again. Time for oprah's favorite
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