Advice on Creating a Successful Marriage

My wife Maggie emailed me a link to an article that I’m sharing below with you, with the words “Let’s read this together and discuss.” The article was right up our alley, partly because we both have degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy, but more because we each had made the same resolution to ourselves during our single years: To find the perfect person to get this love thing to work out in a relationship…to find someone who wants to learn together how to best give and receive love. Since love is our highest nature, how can we become expressions of that in relationship? As we all know, it’s not always as easy as it sounds. In most relationships, love is there under the surface, ready to be tapped into like a gold mine. Yet the human part of us can often be blind as to how we get in our own way. The more we can become aware to the various ways we block the love within us that yearns to be expressed, the happier we will be, and the more we will favorably view our lives as a soul when we review it.

Both Maggie and I enjoyed reading this article. It provides plenty of wisdom and is delivered in a humorous way. The author, Mark Manson, has compiled advice from nearly 1,500 people who have been happily married for over 10 years. He found that people were generally repeating much of the same advice, so he narrowed down their suggestions to 13 categories that I wanted to share with you. Please enjoy the article, Every Successful Relationship is Successful for the Same Exact Reasons.

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