While things haven't always been the best, they have also been great! I am so thankful for my husband, for who he is and what he does for my boys and me. He is an excellent role model for our sons and me as well! He's interested in so many things, which allows him to be a great source of help in multiple areas in life. I've grown a lot because of him!
Toni mentioned that you need to be willing to forgive your partner if they are unfaithful, but I did disagree immensely with this mostly because I've been there, done that, and it didn't end well.
After being married for almost nineteen years, I have learned many things that I believe would have helped me before marriage. Therefore, I want to be sure to relay the message to anyone else just getting started.
If you are just beginning to date, have been dating for a while, you're engaged, or you have nothing more than the thoughts of being a spouse someday, please ask yourself these questions and be honest with your responses.
These are just a few (of many) comments associated with ‘marriage’ because let’s face it, perfection in relationships is something only Hollywood can create.
I can't say that our problems are so terrible that I need to walk away, but man, I tell you, they make me second guess those 'I DOs' sometimes! That's when I have to remember Bigmama's "Pray and Stay!"
As simple as it may sound, we are as much to blame as our spouse for how we interact with one another. From the beginning, we must be very careful with what we overlook and let slide.
People are not relaying the message that you can't get a divorce, but instead, they are saying that they choose to stay and work through their issues.
You can enjoy marriage and continue to thrive while working to maintain it all. I will give you ten steps for the ultimate guide to a healthy, fun, and successful marriage.
The first step is to acknowledge that there is an issue. Even if it seems as simple as we don't like the same things anymore, that small point can grow into a significant matter that can quickly get out of hand if mishandled.