When we ask for patience, the Universe gives us more things that cause us to feel impatience (to give us plenty of thing to practice with).
If we believe that personal growth comes from intense, uncomfortable, things-fall-apart situations - and we desire personal growth above all else . . . . guess what we will get more of?
Yep - things falling apart.
Check into your beliefs and see what shapes your world. That is when you can begin to make some changes in your life. That is your next step.