I Love You Now Change – Day 257

February 15, 2011 No Comments

 

365 Days to a Balanced Life Journey – Day 257

 

Quote of the Day

“My wife suggested a book for me to read to enhance our relationship. It’s titled, “Women are from Venus, Men are Wrong.””

I read in the paper today an article about a couple who will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary this year.  Not only that, they met when they were 7 and 8 years old!!!  Truly they are the cutest things sitting holding hands obviously still very much in love.  What is their secret?

HE SAID “Don’t try to change one another.  You’re the way that you are.  My wife never tried to change me.  You have to be tolerant of one another.  Always make up before you go to bed.  Think before you speak.”

SHE SAID “Accept each other.  Don’t throw things.” (I love that one)

“Accept each other” seems to be the common element in most successful marriages.  How many times have we said “If only he would change X,  all would be right”.  Not  going  to  happen  ladies!  Men may change a little but we have to accept them as they are and work with what they have or move on (that works in reverse too). 

So quit trying to change him and change what you can which includes your reaction to his “faults”.  Instead focus your energy on what you can control.   If you want to improve your life, go out and improve YOUR life.  It may just happen that when you change and start focusing on positive things outside your marriage you might just start focusing on positive things inside your marriage.  Usually, but sadly not always, your husband will notice the new improved (and more interesting) you and start wanting to make changes himself.  He will do this for himself not for you.  And if you are lucky the cycle will continue.

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