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Marriage: Airplanes vs. Rocks

Posted by kirxander on April 17, 2017 at 10:40 PM
In the San Diego Union, Michael Grant wrote this about his marriage:

We continue to adjust to each other, an adjustment that started 19 years ago and will never stop because we each continue to grow and change. We will always be different. I think of anniversaries as a time for roses and dinner; she prefers Mexican food and a movie. For Halloween she thinks apples are a good treat; I say, since when did Halloween have anything to do with nutrition? Don't mistake it for a solid marriage. There is no such thing. Marriage is more like an airplane than a rock. You have to commit the thing to flight, and then it creaks and groans, and keeping it airborne depends entirely on attitude. Working at it, though, we can fly forever. Only she and I know how hard it has been, or how worthwhile.

Remember that a successful marriage all depends on us. More important than finding the perfect spouse, is BEING the perfect spouse. Make sure you have the right attitude when you deal with the person you've committed your life to.

Categories: General, Inspirational

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Reply Lanai
9:50 AM on May 11, 2017 
Oooh. Guess that would include not using up all your mind, time and energy on others first. Yikes.Thanks.
Reply Lanai
9:50 AM on April 30, 2017 
Too often our sustaining energy and care are used up on others with little time or energy left to fuel our closest relationship with our life partners. Tough to appreciate each other with loving eyes, positive words and small choices that mean so much to each other. Thank you for your reminders.
Reply Becky
11:58 AM on April 28, 2017 
What a great reminder. How often we only see our perspective and forget to look at our spouse's perspective.