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Sep 04 2020
 
 
 
WHAT MARRIAGE CAN TEACH US

 

 

 

How personal growth coincides with an evolving partnership.

 

 

 

 
 

The Book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, just published its 25th-year anniversary edition. The genius of that book was the way it provided simple solutions to our complicated adult lives by highlighting lessons learned from the perspective of a 5-year-old experiencing kindergarten.  It just so happens my wife and I are celebrating our 25th year anniversary on September 1st, 2020.  In the same style of that book, here are my top “everything I ever really need to know I learned being married.”

  • See the highest potential in the other person even if they can’t,
  • Schedule date nights and vacations and if you can help it, don’t work on the weekend,
  • Don’t try and fix your partner; listen more and solve their problems-less,
  • Don’t step over anything or beat around the bush; tell the truth and call it out in the other,
  • Don’t sweat the small stuff: play, laugh, discover your adult child together,
  • Travel.  Enough said on that one,
  • Have separate interests and friends,
  • Aside from raising your kids, have projects and interests you pursue together,
  • Keep boundaries; their problems and stresses are not yours and you don’t help them by taking them on,
  • Clarify your own purpose and path and develop a purpose and path as a couple,
  • Review your marriage vows on a regular basis and update as the relationship evolves.

 

 

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“The great marriages are partnerships. It can’t be a great marriage without being a partnership.”

– Helen Mirren

 

 

 

 
 

GREAT RESOURCE 

What you don’t know about marriage

 

 

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