In response to Monday’s blog post, quite a few of you went to our Facebook Community and shared the best piece of marriage advice you’ve ever been given. I’ve shared mine several times before, but just in case you missed it, I’ve included it here.
Please continue to share with the HWC community the best marriage advice you’ve ever received and I’ll keep posting it. Here are just a few of my favorites so far:
“I was once told by a woman on her death bed regarding marriage, ‘Don’t worry about the little things…don’t fight over nonsense…in the end you won’t remember it and it really doesn’t matter’.” -Submitted by M. Viliardos
“It’s not lack of love but lack of friendship that makes unhappy families.” -Submitted by Z. Kasparyants
“Relationships are not for happiness. Happiness is an inside job. Relationships are a mirror to equilibrate and celebrate. A mirror because they are a perfect reflection of our thoughts and beliefs. To equilibrate means to encourage us when we are low and challenge us when we are high, thereby returning us to our center. To celebrate is to share the natural ease, joy and pleasure of living from our center, of living in the now with clarity.” -Submitted by A.M. Oravec (original quote from happiness.org)
“If you aren’t working on your marriage, you’re working on your divorce.” -Submitted by T. Broadaway
“Think first, ‘Is this going to hurt or bother your other half’ and if so, don’t do or say it. Always treat each other with respect. My husband says he treats me like ‘God hand stamped ‘handle with care, on my forehead!!’ 24 years without fighting, I believe it works!!” -Submitted by T. Ford
“Get rid of the TV and invest that time with your mate.” -Submitted by M. Patterson
“Keeping your marriage alive is never having to try hard to keep your relationship – both husband and wife share the joy of spontaneity and the curiosity to know more about one another each and every day. I know that I am not a princess so I don’t expect my husband to be a prince – we just love each other just as we are!” -Submitted by A. Marquez
“When I asked my dad for marriage advice as a newlywed he gave me this advice. “Be kind to each other. Don’t make big demands on each other because a person can only handle so much in life.” My parents have both passed away but they were married for 41 years.” -Submitted by J. Greefhorst
“When describing negative feelings such as anger, upset, sadness etc, it’s always a good start to use the words “I feel ….” instead of “You make me feel ….”. It takes away blame and opens up the conversation without making the other person feel defensive and attacked.” -Submitted by J. Jones
If you didn’t get a chance to send me your response, it’s not too late. Here was the original question:
Question: What is the best marriage advice you’ve ever received or the best marriage quote you’ve ever heard?
Until tomorrow…make it a great day!
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