I often look towards other married couples as role models for what marriage is (can be) like. I do this, because I believe that there is always room for improvement in anything I do in life; marriage is no exception. So when I come across great advice from other married couples (or words of wisdom as I like to call them), I love to share it or link it on my blog.
Recently, a blogger named Sportsattitudes (don’t let the name fool you–his blog involves a little bit more than just sports!) wrote a great post entitled, Six Ways To Make It To Another Wedding Anniversary. Obviously, given the nature of my own blog, I had to check out his post. Not only that, but given that this was written by a husband who has been married for nearly three decades now, I definitely had to check it out!
Sportsattitudes discusses 6 reasons him and his wife have stood the test of time in their own marriage. I prefer to look at these 6 reasons as 6 goals that every married couple could and should strive for in their own marriage. These 6 goals are to:
- See the bigger picture in marriage.
- Have the last word…..by apologizing!
- Make your spouse and your best friend one in the same person.
- Positively reinforce your spouse.
- Have ongoing discussions about money.
I’m not going to go into detail about these 6 things; you can get the full version by checking out his post here. But I will say that #1, #2 and #4 are so very important and particularly relevant to me. During heated moments, these things seem to slip from my mind, which is why I constantly need to be aware of them and reminded of them. It’s a new year, perhaps you could use the reminder too…