"Getting rid of everything that doesn’t matter allows you to remember who you are. Simplicity doesn’t change who you are, it brings you back to who you are."

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Thoughts on Marriage

SM's Brother Ron and his wife Connie stopped by for a few days on their way from Florida back up to their home in Ohio.

We sat around the table last night sharing stories and laughs about aging, marriage, state of the world as we see it. 

40 years of marriage for them and 25 for us.

We had a great time...we always do.  (I'd post a picture here but after several bottles of wine, we all that faintly stupid look on our faces that you get with a good buzz going on.)

I took a few moments this morning to catch up on some of your blogs.

Patrice over at Rural Revolution wrote a great post titled Marriage and Rush Hour Traffic  Patrice's daughter asked her the classic "How do you know he/she is the right one for you?"

You need to scroll down a bit to get to it, but stop by and read the whole post.

Here is a short snippet from her post that really struck home with me.

A great deal of what makes marriage successful is how a woman treats her husband. Since men are simple creatures and women are a whole lot more complicated, much of the nature of a marriage is up to the woman. If she treats her husband with love and respect and refrains from nagging or emasculating him, then the chances for a happy marriage are much higher.

What do you think?
Truer words have never been spoken.  I never really thought about it, but it's a simple fact and I agree with her comment whole-heartedly.


  1. What a wonderful post! I find it heartbreaking to see how some couples treat each other--it makes one wonder how(why) they even hooked up. A lot of the younger generation seem to feel "what's in it for ME" and that is truly sad. Whatever happened to doing things for each other OUT OF LOVE? It's not being someones servant-it's called mutual respect and it's sorely lacking nowadays.
    Congrats to you and yours for finding out the secrets to a good and happy marriage.

  2. To me marriage is a two way street. When both parties treat each other the way they want to be treated life is so much more rewarding. And marriage between two people who truly love each other is what it's all about.Blessings jane