Is the fairytale of a beautiful wedding and a lifetime of wedded bliss – dead?
I, for one, sincerely hope not! Having been married for 15 years to a man who is my complete opposite, I can truly say that with a touch of hope, a willingness to work at it and a determination to see it through no matter what may come, I believe that the fairytale can be kept very much alive.
As human beings, we are created to be in relationship with one another. To make a vow to love, cherish, honour an obey each other until death do you part is a wonderful opportunity to develop a deep bond with another. The journey is often very tough, filled with character refining moments and sometimes a good dose of bullheaded determination is needed in order to survive.
It certainly requires the willingness to forgive and forget and to give another chance.
There is definitely going to need to be some healthy compromise involved, but with that comes the forging of new common standards of behaviour and agreed baseline expectations.
Marriage is definitely not easy, but it is really simple. And the rewards, in my opinion, make the effort worthwhile.
If you haven’t yet read this book then I highly recommend it to you. It helped save my marriage and keeps it good.
The Five Love Languages by Dr Gary Chapman – Click here to view