“People shop for a bathing suit with more care than they do for a husband or a wife. The rules are the same. Look for something you will feel comfortable wearing, allow for room to grow.”- Erma Bombeck
“Love at first sight is easy to understand: it’s when two people have been looking at each other that it becomes a miracle.”- Amy Bloom
I ran across this quote recently, and I was happy to see that even celebrities understand the importance of nurturing relationships, and that the primary way to do it is to spend time together.
Michelle Pfeiffer, married to TV producer David E. Kelley: “We tend to our marriage. You have to spend time away from the kids and stay up late and talk, go to the movies or do the crossword puzzle together. My husband and I still have date nights, and I look forward to them all week.”
Have you taken inventory lately on how much time you are spending together, on average, in a week? How are your Date Night and Night-Outs going?
Suggestion: Start planning today for next week’s time alone together. Make it extra special this week, you deserve it!
Does the way you saw marriage effect the way you feel about marriage?
Have you noticed you go about your marriage the same as or compleately different than your parents?
What do you think you are displaying to your children as to how they should view marriage?
Here is an interesting quick article about marriage and the views some people have of it.
You might have read my posts about the 6 things you should never stop talking about. You might have even got my CD on the subject. Here is a fun article on the 8 things you should never say to your husband.
Just for fun, what are soem things you should never say to your wife?
One of the best parts about marriage is being so comfortable with your hubby that you can say just about anything to him. But if you don’t watch your mouth, sometimes the ugly truth comes out in hurtful—not helpful––ways. Though you may have legitimate concerns to express or issues to bring up, doing so in a harsh manner can be damaging in the long term, to both your husband’s feelings and your relationship. According to Judy Ford, psychotherapist and author of Every Day Love, “Speaking kindly is a skill that couples have to learn. Everyone feels battered by life and the outside world. You shouldn’t feel that way at home.” Here, nine statements that you should never utter to your significant other––and the words that you should try instead.
1. “You’re just like your father.
“This is just a no-no,” says Julie Orlov, psychotherapist, speaker and author of The Pathway to Love. “It’s nasty and belittling, and it gets at his fear that he may be exhibiting the worst traits of his family.” If you’re about to spout a criticism like this, stop and think about what’s behind it: Maybe your father-in-law is the kind of guy who never cleans up after himself, and your husband’s habit of leaving dirty dishes around the house is getting to you. According to Ford, you should skip the insult and get right to a reasonable request, such as: “Hon, when you’re done with your sandwich, can you bring your dish over to the sink?” That way, you can achieve your goals without hurting him in the process. Photo: Shutterstock