What Makes Great Relationships and Marriages Work

3) Be patient.

  • Many times when I am conversing with older women who have met God’s match for them, the conversation is geared toward waiting. “Don’t rush it,” they caution me.  While waiting, it does not seem much like it, but what is meant to be yours will find its way to you. We all know rushing or taking short cuts never does anyone any good. Being patient plays a big role in the relationship/marriage as well. Give each other time and wait until you reach a consensus before a decision is made.

4) Set boundaries with same sex friendships.

  • This one is tricky, especially if one of you has friends who are not mutual friends. A wife of ten years shared her view, “My husband and I decided not to have same sex friends unless they are friends with both of us.” I personally agree with this one. Though not every couple will have issues with friends who not also friends with their spouse, it is always smart to play it safe, rather than sorry. Even if the friends are mutual, boundaries should be set. I have heard stories where adultery took place within a circle of mutual friends.

I am a 26 year-old educator on the run of becoming all that I can in the time that I have. A few years ago, I embarked on a journey filled with spiritual discoveries, healthy habits, and a passion for education stronger than I've ever had. Learning what to do to become a better person have always interest me. One of my passions is to know a little about everything in order to gain the capability of forming my own opinion so others won't have to do it for me. Another passion that was buried deep inside finally came to the surface and allowed me to see the adventurous side of me. I am on a journey to see the world and do things outside of my comfort zone. I will write all about it along the way!

This article has 6 comments

  1. S. Govindkrishna

    Nice article. Been there done that. I put down my experiences. Many of them resonate with what you have written down. Read and see how it fits into some of the things you have said.

  2. Yve

    Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts. I appreciate it.

  3. Daniella

    Thank you! Very helpful!

  4. Yve

    You are welcome!
    Thanks for reading!

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