I heard once that loving your spouse isn’t a ‘feeling’, it’s a choice.
Sometimes you may not FEEL like loving them, but you wake up on those days and you CHOOSE to love them anyway!
If you have been married for any length of time, you know it’s not always easy. In fact it can be hard. Damn hard. It takes patience, understanding, and above all the ability to communicate. There’s no shortage of books on the topic of marriage and many, many experts that are willing to tell you what THEY think is the secret to making it all work, but I think the best advice comes from actual couples that have pushed their way through the hard times and yet somehow still actually enjoy being together!
With that in mind, I came across this list (compiled by fark.com in April of 2017) asking the question: “What’s the best marriage advice you have ever heard?”… Here are some of the responses:
– Do the dishes.
– Have separate bathrooms.
– You can be right, or you can be happy. Pick one.
– It’s ok to go to bed angry. Sometimes you’re just tired.
– Have a snack. You’ll argue over the dumbest stuff when you’re both hungry.
– Pick your battles.
– The wedding is pointless, skip it. The marriage is all that matters.
– Don’t rush into it. It seems like a lot of young women don’t want a marriage; they just want a wedding.
– Say these three words every day. I. Was. Wrong.
– I don’t care how the towels are folded, but she has a preference. I just do it how she likes it because it takes the same amount of time anyway.
– Be sure to meet the mother. That’s exactly what she’s going to physically resemble in 15 years.
I am interested in your responses… what is the best piece of marriage advice you have ever received?
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