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Old 09-17-2005, 09:32 PM   #16
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Embrace every moment you can.
Tell them how much you love them as often as you can.
Don't go to bed angry.
Be honest.
Lots of sex.
Hold hands.
Take nothing for granted.
Trust.
Be their best friend.
Lots of sex.
Remember it's the two of you against the world. There may be fighting amongst the troops every now and then, but at the end of the day it's just the two of you against this whole world.
Oh and did I mention sex?
Not bad for a cynic.


I'm 10 years married, 8 dating, 3 kids(2 of them are Twins).

Faith, Love, Patience, Communication.
Good Luck, and have a great life!
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Old 09-18-2005, 12:07 AM   #17
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Is this your husband's first marriage as well? I'm leading to something.....
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Old 09-18-2005, 07:28 AM   #18
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yes, its his first marriage
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Old 09-18-2005, 07:50 AM   #19
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Make sure it is God first, spouse second, kids third, and everything else comes after that.
God first, spouse second, kids third?

Not my way, I think... to give someone a fixed place, like this is no.1, this no.2 this no.3 in my life.

My spouse would be no.1, naturally.

The relationship to God is a very personal one, and I don´t see how I can put God before of Love, if Love is God and God is Love, like Jesus says.

My kids would also be no.1, naturally.

Or can you give me an example, so I can understand what you mean?
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I don't think there's any "one size fits all" policy for marriage, other than the basic things like communication, trust, honesty, patience, compromise, etc. that are essential to ANY relationship, not just romantic ones. I think the rest just comes down to individual personalities. If I cooked dinner for my husband every night, did all the cleaning, stayed at home, and let him make most of the decisions, he would go absolutely insane while I wouldn't really be that bothered. That works for some marraiges, though (adhering to traditional gender roles, not insanity!). I just don't think that being a "wife" or a "husband" necessitates a shift in personality or the role you play in a relationship. Being a "wife" to me is the same as being myself. Nothing changed when I got married other than my name and immigration status.
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Then Almitra spoke again and said, "And what of Marriage, master?"

And he answered saying:

You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.

You shall be together when white wings of death scatter your days.

Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.

But let there be spaces in your togetherness,

And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.

Love one another but make not a bond of love:

Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.

Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.

Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,

Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.

For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.

And stand together, yet not too near together:

For the pillars of the temple stand apart,

And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.
-- From The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
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I don't think there's any "one size fits all" policy for marriage, other than the basic things like communication, trust, honesty, patience, compromise, etc. that are essential to ANY relationship, not just romantic ones. I think the rest just comes down to individual personalities. If I cooked dinner for my husband every night, did all the cleaning, stayed at home, and let him make most of the decisions, he would go absolutely insane while I wouldn't really be that bothered. That works for some marraiges, though (adhering to traditional gender roles, not insanity!). I just don't think that being a "wife" or a "husband" necessitates a shift in personality or the role you play in a relationship. Being a "wife" to me is the same as being myself. Nothing changed when I got married other than my name and immigration status.
Great response!!! I totally agree with what you said. Also take care and nurture each other.
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Old 09-18-2005, 09:47 AM   #23
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I suprise myself sometimes.

Actually I'm a hopeless romantic at heart. Gets me in trouble sometimes.
All the cynics are.

A Kevin Bacon quote you might like, U2bonogirl

"Keep the fights clean and the sex dirty"
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Old 09-18-2005, 10:09 AM   #24
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tara,
u guys need to be best friends..

not good friends, but best friends..

so that when you cry he will understand,
so that when he is flustered you will understand..

so that when you want to persue an indivual interest he will support you and delight in your joy..

so that..while he does his best in his persuit of your happines if he misses the target, in your grace you will realize his intentions and will love him for that..

you are to be loyal thru thick and thin as best friends are..and want to reaffirm your loyalty, friendship and special bond with thru lovemaking as often as each one of you may or may not need it.

marriage is a selfless act in one aspect and teambuilding in another.
i wish you the best and much much happiness.

your friend,
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Make sure it is God first, spouse second, kids third, and everything else comes after that.

And ditto the advice on watching your actions around guys, attractive or not - if you wouldn't normally do or say something to guy if Tim was there watching/listening, don't do it!
I would gently disagree. Would it not be Kids first and then the spouse would follow because of that?
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.......try not to do duplicate the mistakes that your parents did.

I have.
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Old 09-18-2005, 12:44 PM   #28
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I would gently disagree. Would it not be Kids first and then the spouse would follow because of that?
The way Im built is to put my husband before all other people. This includes kids.
Which means that I would love my kids like crazy but they would never come before my husband.
I think that one of the best ways to love your children is to love your spouse. When they feel the security that mommy and daddy love one another they will be a world apart from kids who's parents just tolerate one another.

Im loving reading the things that people have written here....very inspiring

Keep the fights clean and the sex dirty
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Im working on becoming a teacher right now, but I have faith in my marriage. Not that he or I can keep it together, but that our faith in God will help us get over ourselves and learn to love one another unselfishly
But I cant wait to have a degree
Kids are faaaaar on the horizon
No offence but did you just say you have faith in God to keep your marriage together? In my opinion your marriage is up to you and your husband and your comitment to each other. God isn't gonna help you out in that regard anymore than he's gonna help the Dallas Cowboys win on Sunday. As for advice it's simple, treat and respect your spouse the way you want to be treated(basically the golden rule) and be honest.

Again though I mean no disrespect regarding your faith in God or anything like that. It's just that I don't think he has anything to do with your marriage in terms of you two or any two keeping it together.
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God has everything to do with our relationship.
Its by no means of my own that I'll be able to selflessly serve my husband when I dont want to or dont feel like it.
No means of my own will allow me to forgive Tim when he's sinned against me and Im hurt by it.
Of course we as humans are responsible to do what we can to love our spouses to the best of our ability, but thats the key. To the best of our ability. look at how many divorces there are. That to me seems to be people trying to stay together doing the best they can.
Its just not always enough.
It might be a difficult thing to grasp if youre not of the same faith as me so I really dont expect you to understand me or my reasoning

And I do agree that its very important thing to treat my husband with respect and honesty. But I might not be able to do that all the time by my own ability.
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