Marriage is like an onion.Â It’ll make you cry – sometimes it’s smelly – it can be sweet -Â but tastes good – good for you – and along with carrots (your kids)Â and celery (your friends)Â makes the veggie base for a great meal (your life).
Okay I just that up, I think.Â I don’t recall reading it elsewhere.
I was a lifelong bachelor before walking the aisle at the young age of 39.Â Ten years later, ten years wiser; my wife and I have an understand.Â She talks – I listen.Â
Okay, so no guru am I!Â
But these guys do seem to be experts, so consider their advice as you look to maintain a lifelong commitment to your spouse.
***Love in the Pyrenees: Five Ways to Lasting Love
3. Your spouse is your best friend. When you are asked, â€œWho is your best friend?â€ The answer is always the same â€“ my spouse! There is no equivocation on this issue. In a great marriage your spouse IS your best friend!Â Read more…
Habits of the Happiest Couples I Know
Yes, it’s a bit clichÃ©, but it works. I wrote a poem recently expressing just how thankful I am for the little things my husband Rex does to keep this household running. I have continued my journaling also. When I see on paper just how much Rex brings to the table, I’m far less cranky at the way he clicks his fork against his teeth while eating my pesto salad.Â Read more…
How to Find the Light in an Interfaith Marriage
Tackle interfaith problems directly. Love doesn’t conquer all. Neither does direct, blunt and honest communication. Between the two, however, the latter stands the best shot. Remember that the person you need to be honest with the most is yourself. Truly assess how important the differences are to you — or will be once the passions of falling in love have subsided.Â Read more…
Like Frank Sintra sang, “love and marriage…they go together like a horse and carriage…”Â The only issue at times is deciding who the horse is and who the carriage is.Â
At the end of day, it’s knowing that love is verb, not a noun (stole that from Dr. Covey).Â There are days when love as an active verb is a lot for active than others.Â But commitment to each other means not letting a daily grind or stress of life detract from the lifelong love you have for each other.
In the end, my wife is a pretty cool gal…think I’ll keep her around for a while (at least I hope she keeps me around).
I’m the horse.