You know, I’m not the only one with opinions around here.
My readers are smart, savvy, funny, and wise. I can tell from the comments they post and the e-mails they send me.
So, for a change of pace, I thought that today it might be fun to let them do some of the work. And by them, I mean you. If you’re reading this on BlogHer, you’re invited to chime in, too!
What are your secrets to a happy relationship?
I’ve created a new page on my site where I’ll be listing your suggestions.
If you prefer to remain anonymous, that’s fine. Or you may simply use your initials (although I’d love to know what state you’re from). If you’d rather shout from the rooftops your secret to a happy, healthy relationship, then please, by all means, include your full name and the state in which you live.
If you have a favorite quote about the topic that you’d like to share, please share that, too! All I ask is that you include the name of the person you’re quoting, and, if you discovered the quote in a book, the name of the book. That way we can all expand our reading list.
It’s easy to participate. Simply share your quote in the comment section at the bottom of this post—either on The Midlife Second Wife’s site or where the post appears on BlogHer. You may also send an e-mail to marci dot keyword at gmail dot com.
That’s it! I look forward to reading your additions to our compendium of wisdom.
Thanks & love,
Our favorite is “the bed fairy.” Confession. We don’t make our bed in the morning, since we’re often getting out of it at different times. So at night as bedtime nears, one of us sneaks in and straightens the bedclothes. Some nights it’s me, other nights it’s him. And then we joke about the “anonymous” bed fairy who came to do the deed.
Barb Disterhof said:
My hubby and I never say anything to intentionally hurt each other. Even when we’re angry and it would be so easy to say something like “you’re such a moron”, “you’re a slob”, etc., we both button our lips. Once something is out there, you can never take it back.
Laugh, talk and listen. There will always be hard times but with someone you love and trust by your side, there will always be a light at the end of the tunnel.
If that doesn’t work; let him have a mancave!
My husband has just given me his thought: Marriage is a game of give and take; if you both give more than you take, you’re in for a happy partnership.
Aw bless, I am one lucky gal.
Great question. I’ve written about this, so but to choose just one, I would say “keep an open heart at all times.” This seems to facilitate all the things we should do: have compassion, forgive, be kind, remove judgement, etc.
Nice to meet your blog!
Kris, thank you so much for writing—and for meeting my blog! Your addition to the list is spot-on and most welcome.
Took a peek at your blog and am intrigued. Please stop by here again, and I’ll do the same! —Marci
Try new things together! My husband and I are taking a Latin Dance class, it allows us once a week to focus on each other, learning a new skill, and having fun! We plan on taking an Italian class next! 🙂
Wonderful! Thanks for adding to our list! (I’ve always wanted to learn Italian.) —Marci
Just Jane said:
Assume nothing. That’s the single best tip I live by and shout from the rooftops.
Thanks for contributing, Jane! That’s a great one for the list.
(By the way, I love your blog.)