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.
Nice article. Been there done that. I put down my experiences. Many of them resonate with what you have written down. Read http://www.gkrishna.com/2007/10/accepting-your-wife-in-marriage.html and see how it fits into some of the things you have said.
Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts. I appreciate it.
I commend you for your writing. Keep the ball rolling
Thank you! Very helpful!
You are welcome!
Thanks for reading!