A Marriage Advice
A psychologist who went through a tough divorce, wrote an incredible Facebook post about life, love, relationships, and divorce. He started by saying,
“After losing a woman that I loved, and a marriage of almost 16 years, here’s the advice I wish I could have had…”
This is his advice…
In the end, this is the only advice you need. If this is the guiding principle through which all your choices is governed, there is nothing that will threaten the happiness of your marriage. Love will always endure.
Don’t Sweat The Money
Money is a game, find ways to work together as a team to win it. It never helps when teammates fight. Figure out ways to leverage both persons strength to win.
Always Grow Together
The stagnant pond breeds malaria, the flowing stream is always fresh and cool. Atrophy is the natural process when you stop working a muscle, just as it is if you stop working on your relationship. Find common goals, dreams and visions to work towards.
Let Yourself Be Vulnerable
You don’t have to have it all together. Be willing to share your fears and feelings, and quick to acknowledge your mistakes.
Be Open And Transparent
If you want to have trust you must be willing to share EVERYTHING:
Especially those things you don’t want to share. It takes courage to fully love, to fully open your heart and let her in, even when you don’t know if she will like what she hears…
Part of that courage is allowing her to love you completely, your darkness as well as your light. DROP THE MASK:
If you feel like you need to wear a mask around her, and show up perfect all the time, you will never experience the full dimension of what love can be.
Don’t Be Stupid
Don’t be an idiot and don’t be afraid of being one either. You will make mistakes and so will she. Try not to make too big of mistakes, and learn from the ones you do make. You’re not supposed to be perfect, just try to not be too stupid.
The Dating Never Stops
NEVER EVER take that woman for granted. When you asked her to marry you, you promised to be that man that would OWN HER HEART and to fiercely protect it. This is the most important and sacred treasure you will ever be entrusted with. SHE CHOSE YOU. Never forget that, and NEVER GET LAZY in your love.
Protect Your Heart
Just as you committed to being the protector of her heart, you must guard your own with the same vigilance. Love yourself fully, love the world openly, but there is a special place in your heart where no one must enter except for your wife. Keep that space always ready to receive her and invite her in, and refuse to let anyone or anything else enter there.
Fall In Love Every Day
You will constantly change. You’re not the same people you were when you got married, and in five years you will not be the same person you are today. Change will come, and in that you have to re-choose each other everyday.
Remember, SHE DOESN’T HAVE TO STAY WITH YOU, and if you don’t take care of her heart, she may give that heart to someone else or seal you out completely, and you may never be able to get it back.
Always fight to win her love just as you did when you were courting her, BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.
Without INTEGRITY, by choice, a typical Coward builds up an imagination filled with "suffering and pain" integrated with a fantasy framework supported by reasons, excuses and several plots to sabotage the marriage against their partner by playing the role of a 'victim'.
Just like eggs require 10 minutes to become fully boiled and yummy, otherwise raw, the same theory can be applied to the personality of Cowards. The brain of a typical Coward is abnormally smaller than an average, normal human being, caused by parasites that carries an infectious disease as difficult as an opium addiction to get rid of.
Desperate for survival, highly contagious parasites spreads a viral infection to identify Cowards. Successful parasites' attack involves dissolving the Cowards' weak immune system from Accountability, severely and prematurely stunting the growth of the brain and thus remain immature. Without Accountability, Cowards grow weaker and weaker because doing what is right, would require a tremendous effort. Eventually overwhelmed by the inability to cope, these helpless and possessed Cowards succumb to the invasion as the parasites destroy Courage and purging Love into a lockdown mode. Guilt and fear consumes these Cowards who cowers with 'Rage' in order to avoid any hint of the Truth be discovered.
A Strong, Healthy and Sustainable Marriage is A CHOICE that each one of us can GIFT to the other by Free Will. An amazing and happy marriage cannot happen until your Spouse stays committed to that SAME CHOICE TO BE WITH YOU, too many times, for every single day, until one expires to death. It is OUR CHOICE to do what is right with integrity, for our spouse, for our children, for our family, for our friends and for our community.
Just one commitment is all it takes for any one of us to attain Happiness, and a peace of mind, Nirvana.